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July 2016: "As the odds of another idiot taking over in the USA are non-negligible, I come back to DU at this time."

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Walk ten feet in my shoes.

Interesting to compare this with this:

I will float this etymological aspect...

Trump

"fabricate, devise," 1690s, from trump "deceive, cheat" (1510s), from Middle English trumpen (late 14c.), from Old French tromper "to deceive," of uncertain origin. Apparently from se tromper de "to mock," from Old French tromper "to blow a trumpet." Brachet explains this as "to play the horn, alluding to quacks and mountebanks, who attracted the public by blowing a horn, and then cheated them into buying ...." The Hindley Old French dictionary has baillier la trompe "blow the trumpet" as "act the fool," and Donkin connects it rather to trombe "waterspout," on the notion of turning (someone) around. Connection with triumph also has been proposed. Related: Trumped; trumping. Trumped up "false, concocted" first recorded 1728.

Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations 'monitoring everyone'

Source: AP
Link : http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_STATE_SURVEILLANCE_FOR_SALE?SITE=AZTUS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

So for all the subversive or merely clandestine people around the world, it's back to standard practices and Bourne-like methods.
When you think of it, the only boost from IT over all these years is not in anonymity but in potential disinformation.

Buffett challenges Trump to exchange tax returns, answer questions.

Source: Reuters

U.S. investor Warren Buffett, speaking at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, challenged Republican Donald Trump on Monday to release his tax returns.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-buffett-idUSKCN10C3AS?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29
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