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Hitler Finds Out Trump Supports Amnesty

Most of these "Hitler Finds Out" videos are weak, but this brutally mocks the racist-swine "alt-right" and Der Drumpenfuhrer.

REPORT: Melania Trump Was A Sex Worker, Had Sexy-Time With Old Men For Money

I imagine this is conspiracy theory stuff, but want to plant the flag to see what develops.
Anyone here speak Slovenian and can get a copy of the magazine "Suzy"?

http://winningdemocrats.com/report-melania-trump-was-a-sex-worker-had-sexy-time-with-old-men-for-money/

Melania Trump is again in the news, but not for plagiarism or for her immigration status this time. According to a report, the former model used to work as an escort shortly after moving to the United States. To be sure, we are not demonizing sex workers but as much as conservatives have relentlessly circulated conspiracy theories about President Obama and his wife, we think they should hold Melania Trump to the same standard (they won’t).

Slovenian magazine, Suzy, published a front page story alleging that Melania’s modeling agency in New York was run by New York entrepreneur, Paolo Zampolli. According to the magazine, that agency also operated as an escort agency for wealthy clients.

A Google search reveals that Zampolli gained international notoriety by using fashion models to sell exclusive properties in Manhattan.

“On the one hand they pretended to be models, but they principally earned money as elite escorts,” the magazine article states. “They even had two composite cards (presentation cards held by each model) — with two photos and basic information such as measurements, eye and hair colour, and agency details.”


and link 2
http://www.inquisitr.com/3436048/melania-trump-earned-money-as-escort-explicit-details-revealed-about-potential-first-lady/

Trump Hires Breitbart Chief For Top Post, Diminishes Manafort Role In Shakeup

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-hires-breitbart-chief-campaign-shakeup

Donald Trump is shaking up his senior campaign staff yet again in the wake of several weeks of sinking poll numbers and critical press coverage of his gaffes from the trail.

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon will “temporarily step down from his role with Breitbart News” to join the team as the campaign CEO, while Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway will be promoted to campaign manager.

The Wall Street Journal first broke the news about the staff changes on Tuesday, which the Trump campaign confirmed in a statement sent out in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

“I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years,” Trump said in the statement. “They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win.”

Coming This Fall: The Sublime Revenge Of Barack Obama

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-north-patterson/coming-this-fall-the-subl_b_10925030.html

...In the wake of the slaughter in Orlando, Trump shamed himself by spewing self-congratulations combined with demagoguery, lies, and practical and moral idiocy — scapegoating Syrian refugees and every Muslim abroad; suggesting that American Muslims at large were complicit in terror; labeling Obama’s careful effort to distinguish between Terrace and all Muslims as weak; and, perhaps most loathsome, questioning the president’s loyalty.

With palpable contempt, Obama eviscerated all this. He then reminded us that “we don’t have religious tests here” and that “we’ve seen our government mistreat our fellow citizens, and that has been a shameful part of our history.” And, by doing so, he reminded us of the ways in which Donald Trump would not only undermine our security, but our values.

But that response was the grim duty of a president faced with tragedy. At the Democratic convention, we got a glimpse of how Obama will eviscerate Trump — for the emptiness of the man, and the stunted prism through which he views America. And after Trump demeaned the Khan family, Obama used the moral authority of his office to challenge Trump’s fitness to hold it.

Come the fall, Barack Obama will be free to mount an argument in his own time and way, giving everything he has to make sure that the next president embraces, not destroys, the values he has brought to the office. And, by doing this, he will exact his well-earned reprisal on Donald Trump, dispatching him from public life with the back of his hand.

Let's play a game of "Who made this statement?" re: Trump's Economic Plan

No Googling, please!

Well I don’t think Mr. Trump’s plan is going to work very well. I don’t think we need that tax cut when we’re running deficits the size we are running. I think the evidence that tax cuts stimulate business in any kind of meaningful way, at least not sufficient to overcome the tax revenue loss, is extremely poor to put it mildly. I think the idea of cutting taxes on the rich in a time when there is so much concern about inequality is not a good idea...


UPDATE-The jig is up! It was Ben Friggin' Stein, and he said it on Faux Newz!

Here's the original quote, which had some anti-environment rubbish tacked on the end.
BEN STEIN: Well I don’t think Mr. Trump’s plan is going to work very well. I don’t think we need that tax cut when we’re running deficits the size we are running. I think the evidence that tax cuts stimulate business in any kind of meaningful way, at least not sufficient to overcome the tax revenue loss, is extremely poor to put it mildly. I think the idea of cutting taxes on the rich in a time when there is so much concern about inequality is not a good idea. I do think his idea of greatly lessening environmental regulation is absolutely necessary, even brilliant and very brave of him.


http://reverbpress.com/politics/watch-fox-economist-demolish-trickle-down-bullsht-raving-trump-surrogate-defending/

A neuroscientist explains what may be wrong with Trump supporters’ brains

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/a-neuroscientist-explains-what-may-be-wrong-with-trump-supporters-brains/

Summary- Ill informed/stupid, easily spooked, look at the shiny object.

Studies have shown that people who lack expertise in some area of knowledge often have a cognitive bias that prevents them from realizing that they lack expertise. As psychologist David Dunning puts it in an op-ed for Politico, “The knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task — and if one lacks such knowledge and intelligence, one remains ignorant that one is not good at the task. This includes political judgment.” Essentially, they’re not smart enough to realize they’re dumb.


Science has unequivocally shown that the conservative brain has an exaggerated fear response when faced with stimuli that may be perceived as threatening. A classic study in the journal Psychophysiology found that conservatives have a stronger physiological reaction to startling noises and graphic images compared to liberals. A brain-imaging study published in Current Biology revealed that those who lean right politically tend to have a larger amygdala — a structure that is electrically active during states of fear and anxiety. And a 2014 fMRI study found that it is possible to predict whether someone is a liberal or conservative simply by looking at their brain activity while they view threatening or disgusting images, such as mutilated bodies. Specifically, the brains of self-identified conservatives generated more activity overall in response to the disturbing images.


Terror Management Theory predicts that when people are reminded of their own mortality, which happens with fear mongering, they will more strongly defend those who share their worldviews and national or ethnic identity, and act out more aggressively towards those who do not. Hundreds of studies have confirmed this hypothesis, and some have specifically shown that triggering thoughts of death tends to shift people towards the right.


Essentially, the loyalty of Trump supporters may in part be explained by America’s addiction with entertainment and reality TV. To some, it doesn’t matter what Trump actually says because he’s so amusing to watch. With Donald, you are always left wondering what outrageous thing he is going to say or do next. He keeps us on the edge of our seat, and for that reason, some Trump supporters will forgive anything he says. They are happy as long as they are kept entertained.
Posted by Snarkoleptic | Thu Aug 4, 2016, 08:46 AM (7 replies)

Republicans Are Going To Flip Out Over Nate Silver’s Latest Polling Figures

http://samuel-warde.com/2016/08/republicans-going-flip-nate-silvers-latest-polling-figures/

Any way he looks at the figure, Nate Silver shows Hillary Clinton running away with the election.

The Polls-only forecast shows Clinton winning 66.1% to 33.9%; the Polls-plus shows little change with Clinton taking 65.4% to 34.6%.

AND the Now-cast shows Clinton annihilating Trump by a margin of 83.5% to 16.5%.

Silver’s current figures also show Clinton winning the popular vote by a margin of 48.1% to 42.6% with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson receiving approximately 7.9%. No figures were displayed for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

When fascism comes to America...

Aw screw it, enjoy/share the pic!

Munich Shooter Considered Himself Aryan, Admired Hitler & Breivik. No Wonder the Media Has Moved On

http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/munich-shooter-considered-himself-aryan?src=newsletter1061045

The date of the shooting, July 22, appeared to have been deliberately chosen. Exactly five years to this date, in 2011, the right-wing extremist and self-styled “counter-jihadist” Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people at a youth camp in Norway. Sonboly selected the date to honor Breivik, his personal hero. According to the Bavarian investigators, Sonboly was gripped with an obsessive hatred of Turks and Arabs. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany's leading dailies, reported that Sonboly also admired Adolf Hitler and considered it an “honor" to share a birthday with the Führer. It has also been revealed that Sonboly supported the Alternative for Germany (AfD), the country’s leading right-wing party.

The first videos of the shooting that appeared on social media hinted at Sonboly's racist ideology. In one, his hatred of Turks was audible. Among Sonboly’s nine victims were seven with Muslim backgrounds.

Sonboly's racist ideology was deeply connected with a fascist, racial supremacist ideology spawned in Central Asia. Sonboly considered himself as an “Aryan” and was proud of his supposed heritage, especially because of his Iranian and German background. The narrative of Aryans being a “master race” (“Herrenrasse”) is not just widespread in Europe or the United States, but also in parts of Central Asian countries. When Persia changed its name to Iran (“Land of the Aryans”) in 1935, Afghanistan and Tajikistan protested against it. Like Iran, both countries still consider themselves the cradle of the Aryan people. From a scientific perspective, while the historical Aryans lived 3000-4000 year ago in several parts of Asia, they had little connection to those who popularized the racist Aryanist ideology in the 20th century.

Sadly, the belief of belonging to a superior race is still widespread in these central Asian countries and goes hand in hand with anti-Arab views, hatred toward Turkic people and sometimes, Islamophobia. In Iran, for example, “Arab” is still a common curse while Tajikistan's dictator Emomali Rahmon advised parents to use Persian names instead of Arabic ones when naming their children. In Afghanistan, some ethnic Pashtuns and Tajiks fancy themselves the “real Aryans” and express racism toward minorities like Uzbek or Hazara people. In this context, it should not be a surprise that the hardcore adherents of these ideologies have, at times, expressed admiration for Hitler.

Drumpf bringing back American jobs (for foreign HB2 guest workers).

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicagarrison/trump-seeks-more-foreign-guestworkers-for-his-companies?utm_term=.saGWLd9nE#.xxqK2eakl

This month, Trump is bringing jobs to Florida, as he looks to hire 78 servers, housekeepers, and cooks at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and the nearby Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter.

But instead of making sure those jobs go to Americans, he is seeking to import foreign workers for the positions, which pay $10.17 an hour for housekeepers, $11.13 an hour for servers, and $12.74 for cooks. He filed applications this month claiming he couldn’t find enough Americans to do that work, and is seeking temporary visas to bring in 65 workers at Mar-a-Lago along with another seven waiters and six cooks at the golf club.

The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment. A call to Mar-a-Lago was not returned, and an employee at the Jupiter golf club declined to comment. But in the past, Trump has defended his use of guest workers by saying there was no other way to fill the jobs.


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In an email Wednesday, Veenstra said his agency, which is chartered by the state of Florida, has a database of 1,327 Palm Beach County residents interested in server, cook, and chef positions. He said local hotels are currently seeking his agency’s help to fill more than 856 such jobs. Mar-a-Lago does not appear to be among those that contacted the agency directly, he said, adding that he could not immediately provide information about the Jupiter golf club.
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