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Thu May 18, 2017, 05:40 PM

Can you all smell it?

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Reply Can you all smell it? (Original post)
kpete May 2017 OP
Hekate May 2017 #1
Bleacher Creature May 2017 #2
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #9
lunatica May 2017 #40
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #45
DesertRat May 2017 #3
LiberalFighter May 2017 #18
StevieM May 2017 #28
RandomAccess May 2017 #42
StevieM May 2017 #43
RandomAccess May 2017 #44
L. Coyote May 2017 #31
DesertRat May 2017 #32
BigOleDummy May 2017 #33
Nitram May 2017 #34
progressoid May 2017 #36
bigbrother05 May 2017 #39
MyNameIsKhan May 2017 #4
WinkyDink May 2017 #17
eleny May 2017 #5
sarge43 May 2017 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #7
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #8
bora13 May 2017 #10
alittlelark May 2017 #11
LiberalLovinLug May 2017 #41
malaise May 2017 #12
Laura PourMeADrink May 2017 #13
groundloop May 2017 #24
dubyadiprecession May 2017 #14
Alice11111 May 2017 #16
calimary May 2017 #15
groundloop May 2017 #26
KPN May 2017 #37
bora13 May 2017 #19
Mira May 2017 #20
VOX May 2017 #21
kentuck May 2017 #22
dawn5651 May 2017 #23
nolabear May 2017 #25
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #27
Heartstrings May 2017 #29
flying_wahini May 2017 #30
Blue Ridge Virginia May 2017 #35
raven mad May 2017 #38

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:43 PM

1. Off to the Greatest with you

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:45 PM

2. Note the date.

Nixon had been in office five years.

Trump got there in 118 days.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #2)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:09 PM

9. That's because he's the FASTEST corrupt President in history! Everyone says so!! nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:12 PM

40. And the mostest, bigliest, worstest, famoustest

Beautifulest ever in the history of the world. There would be much more but thats the mostest words he knows.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #40)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:19 PM

45. +1. NT

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:49 PM

3. Nixon resigned a year after this story

Aug. 8, 1974. I want Trump gone NOW, but I know that these investigations take time.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #3)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:16 PM

18. 1974 is so much different from 2017

Based on the below and other comparisons I don't think it should take as long.

Social Media
1974 -- Face to Face
2017 -- Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc

Resources
1974 -- Pen and Paper
2017 -- Computer and Internet

Electronic Media
1974 -- basic Radio and basic TV
2017 -- basic Radio, Sirrius, internet radio, basic TV, 24/7 news tv, web blogs, web boards, Facebook, Twitter.

Paper Media
1974 -- newspaper stands, libraries, delivery
2017 -- newspaper stands, libraries, delivery, internet

FBI or Special Prosecutor
1974 -- non-internet age and very slow computers
2017 -- opposite of above

Access to sources across the world
1974 -- slow and limited
2017 -- not as much as 1974

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #18)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:25 PM

28. Very few people owned computers in 1974.

There is one other thing that is different today: the GOP gets away with everything and anything.

I hope that this one is different.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #28)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:35 PM

42. In 1979 the first Apple store opened in the city I lived in

They were in other cities, I'm sure, but personal computers was kind if a new thing. My how far we've come! Wow.

At the time, I was utterly fascinated, but had trouble thinking what someone could use them for. (I should've gone with the fascination, skipped the thinking, and bought stock!!) I could see that keeping recipes on a computer wasn't a great idea (there were no recipe programs that figured out nutrition profiles, quantities, and so forth yet). Apple was heavy on educational materials, but that wasn't of much interest, and probably games which interest me not at all. Email was nonexistent at the time, since there was no internet for personal use so that means we didn't even have Bulletin Boards, let alone discussion forums!

I bought my first computer about 1985 - a Mac SE. IIRC it cost me about $3k. And I joined AOL not long after. I remember something else that fascinated me a bit but didn't make sense to me. Some firm in Washington state had developed this thing called hypertext, which enabled you to read things in a non-linear way, unlike, say a book. As an AVID reader of BOOKS, I just couldn't see the appeal.

Needless to say, it didn't take long for people with far more vision and imagination than I to make great use of personal computers and hypertext too. LOL. So I could come along after them and make great use of them as well.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #42)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:46 PM

43. Welcome to DU, RandomAccess!! My family got our first computer in 1981, I believe.

It was from Radio Shack. I seem to remember my father saying it cost $1500, which is a lot when you take into account inflation. It is possible it was more, maybe $2500.

And, of course, that computer could do practically nothing compared to today's computers.

It is cool that you were on AOL in the mid-80s. I remember when my brother used to "go on the modem," as he called it at the time. Today we think it is kind of cool that my brother was on-line in 1982.

I love the show "The Americans." There was a scene where a Russian scientist who defected was trying to entice the Soviet spy who was kidnapping him by offering to "put him on the ARPANET." The year (according to the show's timeline) was 1983.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #43)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:23 PM

44. I STILL love that sound

of my modem opening up the whole world for me.

And yes, it was a lot of money back then. Thankfully, prices have gone way down while technology has gone way up!

Thanks for the welcome.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #18)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:52 PM

31. Add to this TIA and a dozen more spy agencies, tracking all web traffic, DNS logs, .......

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #18)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:38 PM

32. The other difference is that in 1973-74

We had more Republicans who put country over party than we do now.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #32)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:14 AM

33. This

is exactly why.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #32)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:51 AM

34. More importantly, we had a Democratic majority in both houses...

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Response to Nitram (Reply #34)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:51 AM

36. That's the MOST important thing imho.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:12 PM

39. 5 years for Nixon to "get there" then gone 1 year later

118 days for Trump to "get there", let's hope he's gone in 24 days

Donald Trump, "the Evelyn Wood of Presidents"



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:49 PM

4. I think few things are clear:

1. Trump has major connection with Russian Money
2. His company is used to money launder Russian Money
3. He is fixated with Russia, his two wifes are from ex soviet union or nearby countries
4. He did do golden shower in 2013 and had sex with under age girls
5. His campaign did collude and Michael Flynn was top guy to manage the transactions

and many more....

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Reply #4)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:16 PM

17. Yup. All, and more.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:50 PM

5. Great find!

Hey, somebody's brains are frying, for sure.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:59 PM

6. Flop sweat? Oh yes. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:02 PM

7. I thought that term sounded kind of familiar...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:08 PM

8. Bazinga! Is this a real headline? nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:18 PM

10. the worst thing

is that the trumpsters are the type who can't cope with being wrong.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:36 PM

11. WHERE'S THE WITCH?!?!?

?w=660

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:16 PM

41. If its actually a witch....or someone who is doing almost as much damage as a witch could..

then wouldn't having a witch hunt be appropriate?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:42 PM

12. Oh My!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:51 PM

13. Better for the world, life, humans....but now worried about my 401k. And, it's

not necessarily a selfish angle....millions of common people will lose wealth because this schmuck is a crook

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #13)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:13 PM

24. Yep.... I want to retire in a couple of more years also.... I'm in the same boat

However, the next year or so will probably be a great time to be putting money into your 401K (I'm assuming, of course, that 45* doesn't have a chance to to irreparable harm which we can't recover from in the course of a few years).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:52 PM

14. Poor republicans....

They so desperately wanted another Reagan, but ended up with another Nixon.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #14)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:08 PM

16. I think he is 100x worse than Nixon, but his hard core

Followers really believe it is the liberal media's fault.
The swallow Fox news and worse as a daily diet.

Funny, how Fox is tanking at the same time as DT.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 06:56 PM

15. Now there's a brick from down Memory Lane!

What's that cliche - "everything old is new again" - ?



Gotta say, I've been around awhile. I cannot believe what is playing out before our very eyes. I CANNOT believe it. I keep wondering if I'm hallucinating.

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Response to calimary (Reply #15)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:15 PM

26. This just seems so eerily reminiscent of Nixon's scandal.... very much deja vu

I was only like 16 when all the Nixon shit was going down, but I sure the hell remember the moment he resigned.

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Response to calimary (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:18 AM

37. Funny. Re: your last paragraph I had an acquaintance say the exact same thing ...

to me last night -- almost word for word, starting with "I've been around awhile" verbatim! There's a lot of us living in what seems the Twilight Zone right now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:26 PM

19. speech, speech

The following is adapted from "Blazing Saddles" by Mel Brooks.

"WE THE PEOPLE, THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES
wish to express our extreme displeasure with your choice of president. Please remove him immediately! The fact that you have sent him here just goes to prove that you are the leading assholes in the country!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:41 PM

20. YES. It is goose

and it is cooked

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:45 PM

21. I love the stench of profusely sweating Republicans in the afternoon...

...it smells like...just desserts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:04 PM

22. Excellent!

Witch hunt, huh?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:07 PM

23. sureeeeee 45

did someone toss 45 a history book or did he study up on nixon...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:14 PM

25. Ironically, those two would have LED witch hunts back in the day.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 08:18 PM

27. There are parallels to Watergate

but also I think to the 1950s McCarthy Era in the sense that there are
Russian sympathizers in the government. This time of course they are not
communists but privatization freaks as long as it goes in their pockets,
and we don't have to look for them in obscure places like Hollywood, this
incarnation are proudly in full view

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:07 PM

29. Lived this....very reminiscent....

Only hope it doesn't take as long. This merry go round needs to stop now!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:44 PM

30. Smoked ass with a nice dark char & a side of cooked bacon.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:20 AM

35. Knowing the truth, being set free, 1974 and 2017

 

Not a Bible believer or Christian but that one line always evokes both hope and despair. The truth came out about Nixon and we were freed of him. Hoping (and would pray if I thought it might help) that the same scenario unfolds now. The despair part is that such a large segment of the population is so totally brainwashed by Trump's lies that MAYBE no amount of truth can possibly free us from this nightmare.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:08 AM

38. Is anyone else into deja vu?

yep..............

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