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Bill USA

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Quotes I like: "Prediction is very difficult, especially concerning the future." "There are some things so serious that you have to laugh at them.” __ Niels Bohr Given his contribution to the establishment of quantum mechanics, I guess it's not surprising he had such a quirky of sense of humor. ......................."Deliberate misinterpretation and misrepresentation of another's position is a basic technique of (dis)information processing" __ I said that

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Hillary Clinton Gains Double-Digit Lead Over Donald Trump in Key Battleground States


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has built up a significant lead in several crucial battleground states, according to new NBC/WSJ/Marist polling released today.

Clinton has generated double-digit margins in Virginia and Colorado with 13-point and 14-point advantages over Trump, respectively.

The poll also showed Clinton with leads over Trump in Florida and North Carolina. In the Sunshine State, Clinton has a 5-point edge among registered voters. In North Carolina, Clinton enjoys a 9-point advantage.

Losses in these states could be devastating for Trump. The Republican nominee’s clearest path to the White House requires wins in Ohio and Florida, where Hillary Clinton has a slight lead, as well as North Carolina and Pennsylvania, where he trails by a broad nine percentage points.

Trump’s 2nd Amendment comment wasn’t a joke. It was "stochastic terrorism."

... a very important article about how Trump is laying the groundwork for idiots to commit violent acts. Acts of terrorism grow out of a sense of victimization and self-pity which provides a rationalization for striking out at those who have treated the self pitying 'victim' so badly. Trump is a classic demagogue. He is just taking the anti-Government rhetoric that Raygun started and beating that drum more relentlessly. No one should be surprised if some loser 'elevates' himself from being a loser to a martyr fighting the evil one who has beaten him down and is the reason he's feels so inadequate.

Many saw Donald Trump’s latest shocking comment, about how "Second Amendment people" might be able to do something to stop Hillary Clinton from picking the Supreme Court judges she wants, as beyond the pale. Whether or not it was a joke, the implication of his comment is pretty clear: that gun owners could use their weapons to stop either Clinton herself or liberal judges from implementing gun control.

The explicit-sounding call to violence is bad enough. But even worse is that, intentionally or not, Trump has been laying the groundwork for this idea for a while. From his talk of "rigged elections" to his suggestion that we need Russia to hack Clinton’s emails if the Justice Department won’t indict her, Trump’s message is clear: Clinton is so corrupt, and the system that favors her is so broken, that our ordinary democratic and legal processes aren’t equipped to handle it. She should be thrown in jail, but she probably won’t be.

It’s a pretty short step from that idea to violent fantasies of going outside the law for real justice — even from official sources like the Republican Party of Riverside County, California, which recently tweeted a picture of a hangman captioned "Ready For Hillary."

And there’s an unsettling parallel for this kind of rhetoric and what it can lead to, as law professor David S. Cohen pointed out Wednesday in a Rolling Stone op-ed: anti-abortion terrorism.

50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump

.. most likely somebody has already posted this, but just in case some missed it.... it's still a Good Read....

"He is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood."

(emphasis my own)

Washington (CNN)Fifty prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts -- many veterans of George W. Bush's administration -- have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and pledging not to vote for him.


"He is unable or unwilling to separate truth from falsehood. He does not encourage conflicting views. He lacks self-control and acts impetuously. He cannot tolerate personal criticism. He has alarmed our closest allies with his erratic behavior," the letter claims. "All of these are dangerous qualities in an individual who aspires to be President and Commander-in-Chief, with command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal."

The idea of writing such a letter had been discussed by GOP national security officials for a while, but gained momentum when Trump called on Russia to share Clinton emails it potentially hacked and when he took a position many saw as legitimizing Russia's claim to Ukraine's Crimea region.

"We thought it was important to make the point that even for longtime Clinton critics, Trump poses too big a risk to short- and long-term national security," one person involved with the letter said.

This election isn’t just Democrat vs. Republican. It’s normal vs. abnormal. Ezra Klein


The Democratic Party’s convention was a normal political party’s convention. The party nominated Hillary Clinton, a longtime party member with deep experience in government. Clinton was endorsed by Bernie Sanders, the runner-up in the primary. Barack Obama, the sitting president, spoke in favor of Clinton. Various Democratic luminaries gave speeches endorsing Clinton by name. The assembled speakers criticized the other party’s nominee, arguing that he would be a bad president and should be defeated at the polls.

That isn’t to say that Democrats didn’t show divisions or expose fault lines. They did. Political parties are chaotic things. The Democratic Party’s primary was unusually bitter, and listening to the loud "boos" of Sanders’s most committed supporters, there’s real reason to wonder whether Democrats will fracture in coming years. But for now, the Democrats nominated a normal candidate, held a normal convention, and remain a normal political party.

Republicans held an abnormal convention and nominated an abnormal candidate

The Republican Party’s convention was not a normal political party’s convention. The party nominated Donald Trump, a new member with literally no experience in government. Ted Cruz, the runner-up in the primary, gave a primetime speech in which he refused to endorse Trump, and instead told Americans to "vote your conscience."

The Republican Party’s two living presidents, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, declined to endorse Trump or attend the convention. The party’s previous two presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, declined to endorse Trump or attend the convention. The assembled speakers — including Chris Christie, a prospective attorney general — argued that the other party’s nominee was a criminal who should be thrown in jail.

these R the Nutjobs who will act on Trumps call to kill - anti-government self pitying psychopaths


The antigovernment movement has experienced a resurgence, growing quickly since 2008, when President Obama was elected to office. Factors fueling the antigovernment movement in recent years include changing demographics driven by immigration, the struggling economy and the election of the first African-American president. In 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center identified 998 anti-government groups that were active the prior year. Of these groups, 276 were militias and the remainder includes “common-law” courts, publishers, ministries and citizens’ groups.

Generally, antigovernment groups define themselves as opposed to the “New World Order,” engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines. Antigovernment groups do not necessarily advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, though some have. Many warn of impending government violence or the need to prepare for a coming revolution. Many antigovernment groups are not racist.

A particularly prominent conspiracy in the antigovernment movement is that the United Nations, which is usually seen as spearheading the “New World Order,” is imposing a global plan, called Agenda 21, to take away citizens’ property rights. There is a UN program with that name to develop sustainable communities across the globe. Agenda 21 was agreed to by political leaders from dozens of countries, including the first President Bush. But in typical fashion, these antigovernment activists have twisted it into a global conspiracy.

Other notable conspiracies found in the antigovernment movement include the idea that the government is secretly planning to round up citizens and place them in concentration camps run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. Another conspiracy alleges that there are plans to merge the United States, Canada and Mexico into a single country. Fears of impending gun control or weapons confiscations, either by the government or international agencies, also run rampant in antigovernment circles. As a result, many antigovernment activists believe that being well armed is a must. The militia movement engages in paramilitary training aimed at protecting citizens from this feared impending government crackdown.

These idiots have already lost touch with reality. Trump's reckless statements can be assumed to have already affected some of these self pitying psychopaths - This should be presumed rather waiting for them to try something. I hope the FBI is increasing assets devoted to monitoring of these groups. We've already lost too many good people to mentally ill twits.

Behind The Media’s Deceitful (and Loathsome) ‘Is Hillary Honest’ Game - Daou, BNR


If I had a dime for every time big media asked Hillary why “voters don’t trust her” — and another dime for every time they tell us how dishonest people think she is — I’d be a wealthy man.

Since the early nineties, the corporate media have used a seemingly innocuous interrogatory to create a self-fulfilling loop. By repeatedly asking whether Hillary has a trust and honesty problem, they have created the very issue that they pretend to objectively report on.

Put simply: if you ask whether someone is dishonest and untrustworthy a million times, regardless of the underlying facts, you’ll invariably create a false impression about that person.

That is precisely what Hillary has been subjected to for decades and it is a loathsome and duplicitous game on the part of the “journalists” who play it — and who do so with brutal efficiency.

Should the media be broadcasting Trumps utterances, since he's sunk to inciting violent crime?

.. could that be construed as aiding and abetting?

Shocked Media Figures Condemn Trump’s “Second Amendment People” Remark

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a rally that if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton “gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and ally, previously called for Clinton to be “brought to justice - arrested, tried, and executed for murder.” Another Trump adviser, Al Baldasaro, has said that Clinton should be "shot for treason"; the Secret Service subsequently investigated him.

Numerous media figures reacted with shock, condemning Trump's remarks and questioning whether the Secret Service would investigate him. Media figures also took issue with the Trump campaign’s “spin” that Trump was just talking about Second Amendment people “voting.”

Here is a sample of the media reaction from across the political spectrum:

Clinton’s Post-Convention Bump Is Showing No Signs Of Fading - 538


Hillary Clinton’s polling surge is showing no signs of fading. She leads Donald Trump, on average, by about 7 percentage points in national polls, and is an 83-percent favorite to win on Nov. 8, according to our polls-only model. Our polls-plus model — which accounts for the “fundamentals,” as well as the tendency for a candidate’s numbers to temporarily rise after his or her convention — gives her a 76 percent chance. Those are her largest advantages since we launched our election forecasts back in June. Here’s polls-only:


Clinton’s chances were buoyed by strong numbers in both national and state polling released this weekend:

◾ A new ABC News/Washington Post national poll published on Sunday showed Clinton up 8 percentage points among registered voters. Clinton’s lead jumped 4 points compared to the previous ABC News/Washington survey, conducted before the conventions.

◾ A Morning Consult poll, also published Sunday, also found Clinton up 8 points among registered voters. Clinton was up 5 percentage points in the same poll last weekend, conducted after both conventions. That is, Clinton’s post-convention surge has continued in Morning Consult’s polling.

◾ Two national tracking polls which have generally shown good numbers for Trump also found Clinton building or holding onto her post-convention bounce. Clinton led by 1 percentage point in the latest USC Dornsife/LA Times survey, and by 6 points in the CVOTER International poll — both matching her largest leads from those pollsters.

Rieder of USA Today lies about Hillary's emails - what the hell, everybody else is doing it!

Rem Rieder, in USA Today criticizes Clinton for not being transparent. Really getting into the spirit of his Hillary hit piece, poor Rem can't help himself and utters a demonstrable LIE, saying that Clinton lied when she said she sent or received nothing that was marked Classified...

Can Clinton become transparent?
"she said no email marked classified at the time was sent over the server. It was."

Rem you either have gotten carried away with the popular M$M sport, piling on with baseless character assassinations of Clinton, or you are so fucking stupid you didn't listen to ALL the testimony given by Comey in his Congressional hearing. You either really don't know what Rep Matt Cartwright's asked Comey about Classified Headers nor Comey's answers to those questions or you are brazenly lying about what transpired between Rep Cartwright and Dir Comey.

Comy admitted that NONE of the Emails which Comey said had Classified info in them, NOT ONE had the Classification Header/subject line - as is required by the governing reg/manual......

(emphases my own)

MATT CARTWRIGHT: You were asked about markings on a few documents, I have the manual here, marking national classified security information. And I don't think you were given a full chance to talk about those three documents with the little c's on them. Were they properly documented? Were they properly marked according to the manual?


MATT CARTWRIGHT: According to the manual, if you're going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document? Right?


MATT CARTWRIGHT: Was there a header on the three documents that we've discussed today that had the little c in the text someplace?

JAMES COMEY: No. There were three e-mails, the c was in the body, in the text, but there was no header on the email or in the text.

MATT CARTWRIGHT: So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert about what's classified and what's not classified and we're following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified. Am I correct in that?

JAMES COMEY: That would be a reasonable inference.

I guess this is fanciful thinking, but it would be nice if someone in the Clinton camp would inform the GOP toadies of M$M about this - preferably Hillary.

Assange doesn't care if Russia altered some or inserted phony emails in hacked DNC emails

Assange, Avowed Foe of Clinton, Timed Email Release for Democratic Convention

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