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    Today, 12:25 PM
    i just saw this tribute to Shemdog a 2016 rally.
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    Today, 12:21 PM
    I do not have questions about the Edwards case. (Sadly, neither do you.) Both parties had relationships with Edwards that predated the campaign. I am just patiently trying to explain why the Edwards scenario bears some similarities to the Trump scenario. In the Edwards case, the alleged violations were multi-pronged. If Trump used his own money, then there's no excessive contribution violation, which was alleged to have been triggered in the Edwards case when he accepted the money (via a third party.) But the questions about the expenditures is the same: Were the donations for the purpose of hiding the affair from his family or was the sole purpose to influence the campaign. Neither of us know what is on the Cohen recordings, so neither of us know the answer to that question.
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    Today, 12:04 PM
    Edwards was aquitted on one count, the jury hung on the other 5 counts. And I'm not clear as to why you think that Edwards was using campaign money. He was taking money from 2 wealthy donors and funneling it to Ms Hunter.
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    Today, 11:56 AM
    I think the biggest point to be made here is that this has absolutely nothing to do with Russia, which is what Mueller is supposed to be investigating.
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    Today, 11:45 AM
    Having dealt with the FEC, they're pretty easy to get along with. They do require compliance to the laws but they never seem hostile when I've dealt with them. I would guess they would call this a personal expense and move on. But again, we do not have all the evidence. And I seem to recall that Cohen recorded his meetings with Trump. And I am not a lawyer but i think that attorney-client privilege does not apply when they are colluding to commit a crime. That's quite a conundrum.
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    Today, 11:40 AM
    I do not want to trigger Dannno, but I think we can also make a case that Melania knew he was a philanderer before they married, though. It would be helpful to find a history of hush-money payments that pre-dated the campaign.
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    Today, 11:32 AM
    You seem to be emotionally invested in this outcome. The reason i brought up John Edwards is because that's a very similar case. As a matter of logic, it does not matter where the money came from because a candidate can make unlimited donations to the campaign. I don't disagree that the whole thing is ridiculous, but I am not going to assume any outcome at this point. I don't have all the evidence. Neither do you.
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    Today, 10:58 AM
    Apparently I also know a little more about Adams' methods and the tells he looks for than you do as well, then. Like I said, you might want to look into those things rather than shooting from the hip like that. I did not answer the question about Botox because nobody is alleging that Trump did not report his Botox. As for clothing, if they are donated then the candidate has to report them. By statute, candidates are prohibited from using campaign funds to purchase clothing. Therefore, clothing purchases should not be reported as a campaign contribution. Quoting from the manual here, since they state it pretty succinctly. This paragraph is at the end of the section that talks about food, rent, tuition payments, travel expense. There's a long list of questions that are already answered, and for items that are ambiguous; I am fairly confident that the commission would find that Botox would qualify as a personal use expense. Thanks for asking. I am happy to explain what the laws are.
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    Today, 10:51 AM
    If you read the article, that's sort of the point they made. They cited searching NRA as an example. If you are doing that search from California you get much different result than you do in the Midwest. This inadvertently creates a bubble, where people are not exposed to anything new or different views.
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    Today, 10:42 AM
    You should probably check out what Scott Adams says about analogies and how they can relate to cognitive dissonance. Check what he says about starting a sentence with the word so as well. Campaign finance is probably the one thing i know a lot more about than Scott Adams does. If the money was spent to influence an election, it is considered a campaign expense and is subject to all the laws pertaining to such. The case I have previously cited as a comparison is the John Edwards case. He was ultimately exonerated because his lawyers successfully argued that the money was spent primarily to conceal the affair from his wife, and the influence on the election was secondary.
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    Today, 08:23 AM
    It is indeed a crime to spend money to influence elections and not report it as such.
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    Today, 08:17 AM
    https://www.businessinsider.com/duckduckgo-ceo-on-google-search-bias-2018-12 The CEO of privacy search engine DuckDuckGo says Google uses location data that puts entire ZIP codes in politically biased 'filter bubbles'
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    Today, 07:58 AM
    Didn't expect this from you. You think that Venezuela is failing because "the west" sabotaged it? Yeah, no. This is just another failed banana republic crushing itself under its own weight.
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    Today, 07:56 AM
    AFP WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears via video at a Quito court hearing as he appeals against new protocols – Ecuador will no longer pay for his food and medical care, etc. - governing his stay at the Embassy in London thugaree... thugarahh.. thugarrahahahahaha...
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    Today, 07:50 AM
    NE.Syria Al-Masdar News Erdogan goes on offensive against US, accuses them of supplying Kurdish YPG with weapons https://aml.ink/l9GSu Ali Özkök If Turkey starts an offensive in Eastern Syria, all should have this map with all foreign military bases in this area in mind. The focus is on the bases of the USA, France and Great Britain.
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    Today, 07:22 AM
    shame on Zerohedge. spit. this is geopolitic driven unilateralist/western sabotage and economic terrorism. period. This is a policy driven assault. You think if US sanction/blackmail can force a global corp like French energy giant Total to give up it's holding and 50% share of the largest gas reserve on Earth off the coast of Iran that they cannot do EXACTLY the same... and force a podunck tire plant in Venezuela to 'shutter' and effect more misery and more blackmail against another 'enemy government'??? This is a bullshit article/hit piece scapegoating 'socialism' as a convenient whipping boy
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    Today, 06:56 AM
    Macron Faces Thursday No Confidence Vote As Protesters Reject Economic "Crumbs" Zerohedge
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    Today, 05:28 AM
    lol fat mike Meanwhile Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had slammed Russia for sending the pair of bombers "halfway around the world" to Venezuela in comments posted to Twitter late Monday. “The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer,” Pompeo stated. Trump: "I could swap Huawei chief financial officer's freedom for a China trade deal." https://news.sky.com/story/trump-i-could-swap-huawei-chief-financial-officers-freedom-for-a-china-trade-deal-11578432
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    The fact that those same experts modified their positions after new evidence emerged speaks well of the process. As to the original post, there is evidence of cancer in ancient history. And an average lifespan of 35 meant a lot of later-in-life diseases never got the chance to manifest in great numbers.
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    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    No expert actually believes that.
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    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    I have not watched the video, but when I saw a similar picture on Facebook I immediately noticed Pence was power spreading with clenched hands. In related news, can you imagine the uproar if Trump had assailed Nancy's "womanhood?"
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    Yesterday, 03:38 AM
    https://www.finviz.com/futures_charts.ashx?p=d1&t=6B
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    Yesterday, 02:35 AM
    Global: MilitaryInfo FLASH: Enough letters have been sent to trigger a no-confidence vote on PM Theresa May - Sky News Political Editor 1072762020548759553 https://twitter.com/Steven_Swinford/status/1072762020548759553 -------- 1072764666114383872
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    Yesterday, 02:31 AM
    Strasbourg BREAKING: Terrorist At Large After Shooting Near Christmas Market In France, At Least 1 Killed & Up To 10 Injured EHA News President of the EU Parliament Antonio Tajani: • 3 different attacks in the centre of Strasbourg France • toll has significantly rised (from 1 to 4 killed and many wounded) • assaliants at large
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    12-11-2018, 02:24 PM
    Oh, and let's not fail to notice that despite experiencing the horrors of government power far more up close and personal than most of us ever will, they clamor for more.
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    12-11-2018, 02:21 PM
    Yawn. Let me know when Snowden or Assange gets the crown. All I see is them celebrating themselves. Pretty sure they are more "truthiness" than actual truth. But whatever. Yay them. Congrats, and all those polite things.
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    12-11-2018, 11:21 AM
    He has TDS. Best just to block him if he makes you crazy
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    12-11-2018, 09:21 AM
    AFGHANISTAN Taliban attacks leave 20 police dead in Faryab, Farah https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2018/12/10/taliban-attacks-leave-20-police-dead-faryab-farah Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Security Forces Near Afghanistan's Capital http://time.com/5476368/suicide-bomber-kills-4-kabul-afghanistan/
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    12-11-2018, 07:24 AM
    failed missile test in Kapustin Yar firing range: SouthFront "Russians Fought As If Their Own Country Is At Stake": Former SAA Soldier Gives Interview About His Experience In War https://southfront.org/russians-fought-as-if-their-own-country-is-at-stake-former-saa-soldier-gives-interview-about-his-experience-in-war/ Al-Masdar News Russia calls on Arab League to restore Syria's membership
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