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Home country: USA
Current location: VA
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
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So how the hell does she get off now?

https://twitter.com/AaliyahNevaeh7/status/1085275389637857283

These two are going straight to heck

https://twitter.com/TreyNKennedy/status/1085554863197614081

Wow... *This* is the Los Angeles I want to visit:

https://twitter.com/LAhistory/status/1086310853400420353

Didn't Glenn Greenwald use to be a goddamn attorney?

Are dudebros really this dense?

https://twitter.com/zatchry/status/1086277787449679872

Finally saw "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968)

Holy damn that might have been the worst "great" classic movie I've ever seen (Yeah, I'm aware of the Oscar-winning song and the then-cutting edge cinematography)... Two hours of plot holes wider than the Grand Canyon!

Shall I list my gripes here, or would they be better served in the sub-forums?

How a Miami tech whiz groomed and molested exchange students -- and evaded cops for years

On paper, Dale and Claudia Leary seemed the ideal couple to host foreign-exchange students.

He was a charismatic tech genius, she a longtime elementary school teacher turned administrator. They lived in manicured 4-bedroom Cutler Bay house. In applying to host their eighth student in 2012, they promised family dinners by the pool, trips to the mall and occasional visits to Disney World.

“Claudia and I feel that we have a lot to teach and enjoy showing students our cultural differences and encouraging them to try new things,” Dale Leary wrote in his application. “One of the greatest things we like to share with our students of American life is openness.”

But behind the wholesome facade lay a den of perversion. By the time Leary, 50, swallowed a lethal dose of pills in a suicide in July 2017, he had left behind a trail of shattered lives:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article223207285.html


Jesus Christ, what an evil monster...

MUST READ -- The Suffocation of Democracy

As a historian specializing in the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of fascism in Europe. I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued isolationism in foreign policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations. America First was America alone, except for financial agreements like the Dawes and Young Plans aimed at ensuring that our “free-loading” former allies could pay back their war loans. At the same time, high tariffs crippled international trade, making the repayment of those loans especially difficult. The country witnessed an increase in income disparity and a concentration of wealth at the top, and both Congress and the courts eschewed regulations to protect against the self-inflicted calamities of free enterprise run amok. The government also adopted a highly restrictionist immigration policy aimed at preserving the hegemony of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants against an influx of Catholic and Jewish immigrants. (Various measures barring Asian immigration had already been implemented between 1882 and 1917.) These policies left the country unable to respond constructively to either the Great Depression or the rise of fascism, the growing threat to peace, and the refugee crisis of the 1930s.

Today, President Trump seems intent on withdrawing the US from the entire post–World War II structure of interlocking diplomatic, military, and economic agreements and organizations that have preserved peace, stability, and prosperity since 1945. His preference for bilateral relations, conceived as zero-sum rivalries in which he is the dominant player and “wins,” overlaps with the ideological preference of Steve Bannon and the so-called alt-right for the unfettered self-assertion of autonomous, xenophobic nation-states—in short, the pre-1914 international system. That “international anarchy” produced World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Great Depression, the fascist dictatorships, World War II, and the Holocaust, precisely the sort of disasters that the post–World War II international system has for seven decades remarkably avoided.

In threatening trade wars with allies and adversaries alike, Trump justifies increased tariffs on our allies on the specious pretext that countries like Canada are a threat to our national security. He combines his constant disparagement of our democratic allies with open admiration of authoritarians. His naive and narcissistic confidence in his own powers of personal diplomacy and his faith in a handshake with the likes of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un recall the hapless Neville Chamberlain (a man in every other regard different from Trump). Fortunately the US is so embedded in the international order it created after 1945, and the Republican Party and its business supporters are sufficiently alarmed over the threat to free trade, that Trump has not yet completed his agenda of withdrawal, though he has made astounding progress in a very short time.

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/10/25/suffocation-of-democracy/

Your Daily Greenwald, "Shill Like A Champion Today!" -Edition

Nice to see Glenn step his game up with Championship Sunday this week...

(By the way, place your trust in God and in the Kansas City Chiefs)


https://twitter.com/Wilson__Valdez/status/1084872231774314496

https://twitter.com/KatzOnEarth/status/1084584474489380864


By the way, did you know Nancy is an "ex-CIA operative"? Neither did I:
https://twitter.com/Glitchy_Ashburn/status/1084922659035590656

MEANWHILE, in San Jose...

https://twitter.com/JobinaFortson/status/1084689744213114880

Seriously, who takes mug shots this wonderful?

https://twitter.com/peterwalker99/status/1083276448360742912
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