Friday Free-for-all! January 25th 2019

It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s time for another Friday free-for-all!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have a superb weekend!

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StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck

Dear Trump supporters (FFOM, YVR, Slava, etc.),

Today Mueller proved (again) that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. Turns out it wasn’t fake news. Lock *him* up! #MAGA!

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

How many times has it been “proven” that Trump colluded with Russia only for the “proof” to crumble under scrutiny?!?! USA and Russia getting a long would be a wonderful thing for world peace, as they are the two premier nuclear powers of the world. #FakeNews

StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck

Are you a Russian troll or just stupid?

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
Congratulations! You are the first person to accuse me of being a Russian troll in 2019!!! I was waiting for it and wondering why it was taking so long for someone to say that. Last year on Twitter, I was accused of being a Russian Bot on a near daily basis. I shut my account down last year, but went back on Twitter again this year and I was struck by the TOTAL ABSENCE of comments calling me a Russian Troll/Bot. That right there tells you the Russian conspiracy fake news story is DEAD! PS: It was people questioning the veracity of my identity last year that caused me to go on Twitter and post my gay 90s coming out stories. It’s because of comments like yours that I got involved with the PPC on Twitter and I am a… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

But not the first person to accuse you of being stupid?

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Ignorant and low people often call those with superior intellect to them “stupid” because they do not have the cognitive skills to understand what the so-called “stupid” person is saying. I will not be responding to any more of your comments, so you may go ahead and have the last word. Everyone who cares about Vancouver knows you are a propagandist whose comments may be safely ignored.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

You’re totally right, the problem is that you’re too smart for me.

Make Trudeau a Drama Teacher Again!
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Make Trudeau a Drama Teacher Again!

Well done.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

US intelligence say that Russia interfered with the election. But what would they know?

Dave
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How is that related to collusion?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

It’s relates to the USA and Russia not “getting a long (sic)”.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Can you counter the logic in my point? Or, are you just pointing out a minor typo because you’re out of ammunition and you know I’m right?!

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Your point had no logic, only that you were implying collusion would somehow be a good thing and some sort of indication of two countries working together for a common good. Bizarre.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
There is no evidence of collusion. But because of the anti-Trump hysteria that the MSM is pushing with it’s Russian paranoia, it have undermined any possibility of the two countries putting aside their differences and working toward creating a better and more peaceful world. The Left and the MSM with their Russian hysteria are like the old McCarthy red scare days back in the 50s which was a key part of the Cold War. This is only pushing for more geopolitical instability and turmoil. Many have made the point. You are the one who is constantly coming up short with your half-baked rhetoric! You have totally discredited yourself with your posts over the years, and any objective reader who goes back and looks at what you have posted on this blog will be able to see right through you! You… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Hysteria… paranioa….

There have been 6 indictments, most of which concern top campaign officials lying about their contact with Russia. So ask yourself why they lied and what they are trying to hide or who they are protecting. Or continue to wear those blinkers. It’s really up to you.

Let’s wait and see what Mueller’s final report says. But methinks you’ll simply declare that to be “fake” or instead start invoking conspiracy theories about the deep state or whatever.

Dave
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The Mueller report will be a Rorschach test. You’re going to see what you want to see.

The only way to keep score with who sees things right is by predicting the outcome of the report. Trump won’t be charged with Collusion, he won’t be impeached and he won’t be going to jail. There will be lots of talk of those three things, but none will happen.

So make your prediction…. you think I’m wrong on those three things?

I further predict that your ‘team’ will have a long list of ‘ya but’s’ because none of those big picture things will happen.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

I don’t think those three things are the only possible outcomes. There’s also potential obstruction of justice, for example.

But I’m glad you’re getting ahead of yourself and finding reasons to dispute Mueller’s findings. I’ll accept the outcome no matter what they are, whereas the nutjobs will simply scream “fake” if they don’t like it.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

There is no obstruction of justice either. Trump has been extremely patient with these corrupt fuckers and their bullshit investigation based on fake dossiers and other lies from the FBI and DOJ.

But of course you want to wait for the results of the investigation, or so you keep saying while inventing “possible” crimes the whole time you’re waiting just like those cunts at CNN do 24/7.

Let’s just wait for Mueller’s report, right?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Obstruction of justice was one of the earliest possible crimes mentioned. I’m surprised you’ve not heard of it by now.

As he’s not been patient, he’s been throwing tantrums on Twitter like a toddler. An innocent man would let the investigation conclude swiftly rather than attempting to interfere with it. The convictions – and guilty pleas – so far do rather dispute your silly idea that the investigation is “fake”, too. The patient man throughout this has been Mueller, for not engaging with this utter buffoon.

YVR
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YVR

“Obstruction of justice was one of the earliest possible crimes mentioned.”

An alt left fantasy. Besides Bill Barr who will be AG in a few weeks will be in charge of this probe has already stated Trump cannot be charged with obstruction of justice. With collusion not being a crime and obstruction not possible any other fantasies?

READ: Bill Barr’s 19-Page Memo Ripping Mueller Probe
https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2018/12/20/read-bill-barrs-19-page-memo-ripping-mueller-probe/?slreturn=20190027164813

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Do catch up.

‘During Barr’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked: “If there was some reason to believe that the president tried to coach somebody not to testify or testify falsely, that could be obstruction of justice?”

“Yes. Under an obstruction statute, yes,” Barr replied.’

I enjoy how you linked to an article you can’t read, though. I doubt you have a subscription. Too cute.

YVR
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YVR

LOL you are so far behind. Buzzfeed was fake. Mueller has already confirmed that. You need to get off CNN. It is rotting you brain.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Dumbass, I’m not quoting Buzzfeed. I’m quoting Graham and Barr, who has confirmed that under certain circumstances an obstruction charge can be leveled against the president.

I’ll help you out here, too – this is the part where you try and end the discussion by declaring that I “got owned” before scuttling off.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“under certain circumstances an obstruction charge can be leveled against the president.”

Trump haters are still incapable of accepting the fair and legitimate election results, they continue to desperately look for a way to overturn democracy like a bunch of enraged children who didn’t get their way.

SAD!

xyz
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xyz

“Let’s wait and see what Mueller’s final report says. ”

Yeah…why don’t we?
Shut up and get off this forum.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Fuck off, moron. Am I taking up valuable bandwidth that could otherwise be used for dumbfuck racist whining?

Dave
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Can you cite the exact collusion charge against Stone? Where did you read this?

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

i can understand why you would think that. but if you look at the simple facts in the case i think you’ll agree it’s not 100% correct.

he isn’t being charged with collusion. he’s being charged with hampering the investigation into russia interference. thus far there are no grounds to charge him with doing anything illegal involving russia, so it seems you feel for fake news. the media is very powerful and influential.

Obstruction of Proceeding
False Statements
Witness Tampering

https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/586-roger-stone-indictment/d34c762c3e142f844c2b/optimized/full.pdf#page=1

Dave
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Some people still think fake news isn’t a thing. StupidityCheck is an example of it. He got conned by his sources of information. I bet more than half the people that get news from the left are currently of the belief that this is further evidence of collusion.

But if you spend only a minute checking that, you can see its fake news.

As if you spend half a minute thinking about it, you’d realize that if anything, this is evidence there was NO COLLUSION because Stone was just charged with everything BUT collusion.

A lot of people can’t tell the echo chamber from reality. StupidityCheck, get out of the echo chamber.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

Just like all the celebrities who got worked up in a rage about high school students standing waiting for a bus in Washington DC and calling for their lives to be destroyed and for them to be murdered. Only for it to be revealed as fakenews the next day. But most of them refuse to backdown from their extreme anger.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

I thought collusion isn’t a crime? That being the case it’s hardly surprising that nobody had been charged with it.

StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck

Hey Dave, did you see the indictment? Stone was working with Guccifer 2 (aka Russian intel) and Assange during the campaign. Then he lied to Congress about it.

Of course, those of us who aren’t stupid enough to fall for the “fake news” crap have known this for months.

Dave
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He wasn’t charged with Collusion. He was charged with various things (e.g. lying, obstruction and tampering with witnesses) as a result of the Mueller investigation , but he wasn’t charged with Collusion. You’re claiming the campaign colluded with Russia, but the part you’re missing is the evidence of that. Out of all the charges to date, none show evidence of Collusion with Russia. If Mueller had evidence of Trump colluding with Russia, this would be over by now. Mueller is going to write up a report that sounds a lot like the FBI report on Hillary. There will be a whole bunch of criticism, strong language and innuendo. but there won’t be the Trump Collusion you think is there. I’m 95% sure of that. We shall see. I’m good at predictions. Let’s see who is right. Did Trump surround himself… Read more »
StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck
It AMAZES me that people can still believe there is no evidence of collusion! Don Jr’s emails prove collusion, so does today’s indictment. Roger Stone — one time member of campaign and very close friend of Trump — was in close contact with the campaign, guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks. He also tweeted this a few days before Podesta’s hacked emails were released: “Trust me, it will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel. #CrookedHillary“ I Predict Trump won’t be in office next year. (I’m gonna bookmark this comment.) I also predict Donald won’t be the only Trump that goes to jail. Either he is a criminal who was involved in a conspiracy with the Russians or it’s just a miraculous coincidence that so many members of his team were — all while keeping Trump in the dark. No chance. BTW,… Read more »
YVR
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YVR

See a doctor. Your TDS is getting serious.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

How’s that wall coming along?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

You’ll find out in 3 weeks when Trump declares a national emergency.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

And then he’ll be tied up in the courts until he gets booted out in 2020. Behold the artful dealmaking right there.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

He won’t be booted in 2020 because the looneys in the other party are going to nominate a piece of shit even worse than Hillary next time.

They can’t help themselves, it’s going to be a far left nutjob from a far left state. whose entire campaign platform will consist of hating Trump and redistributing wealth from the productive citizens to the leeches who vote democrat.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Most unpopular president in living memory, possibly all of history. Sad!

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

In living memory?

Sure, if you’re a child.

Trumps worst approval rating was 37%, Bush Jr. was in the 20’s.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

For the first two years of their presidencies GWB was consistently more popular than Trump my some margin. In fact at this time GWB was at +18, whereas Trump is sitting at -16. Sad!

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Trump didn’t have a massive 9-11 popularity boost like the idiot shrub did.

Bush was falling from day 1 until he got his “lucky break”.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

it’s good that you have a theory and predictions based on that theory.

if your predictions happen that means your theory has predictive power and is close to the truth.

if your predictions don’t happen it means your theory is wrong.

the one draw back is that it will take at least a year to prove or disprove.

the one big risk is that you fall prey to cognitive bias and come up with “reasons” to hold onto a bad theory if it is proved wrong by your own predictions. if we wear talking about real estate that would be an example of “bearlogic”.

i know there’s nothing i can say to move you from your current position, so we will just have to wait and see who’s theory is right.

YVR
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YVR

The charges prove they have nothing. They wouldn’t be charging people with process crimes if they had anything. Nothing to do with Trump. Trump will parden them anyway. The real investigation starts when Bill Barr is confirmed. Obama won’t be getting a pardon.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

“Trump with pardon them anyway”.

Like that makes it all OK?

He can’t change the fact that they’re lying criminal scumbags. He can only expunge their record.

YVR
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YVR

Lying? Unproven, but you can catch anyone “lying” if you parse things enough. First time in history anyone has tried to prosecute lying. Most of the Obama regime has lied to congress. Their time is coming. The game has now changed. Lying in Washington is like jay walking. You can catch pretty much anyone doing it if you try. Obama will look good in that orange jump suit.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Nice try. You’ll have to point out the time that Obama lied to the FBI and committed a federal crime in the process, though. And no, it’s not the first time in history this has been prosecuted. And no, it’s not the only thing some of these people are being charged with. And yes, some of the cases are proven. Which makes just about everything you just said total garbage.

Pardon or not, they’re still scum. At least somebody is draining the swamp, eh?

YVR
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YVR

“You’ll have to point out the time that Obama lied to the FBI and committed a federal crime in the process”

Obama lied about knowing about Hillary having a private email account. After Obama stated that It came out Obama had email correspondence with Hillary on the illegal account. So he lied and committed a crime by passing off classified information to an unsecured account. That is one example and a bigger deal than any of the charges Mueller has filed to date.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Link that describes Obama lying to the FBI, please.

YVR
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YVR
YVR
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YVR

Obama had previously claimed that like everything else he learned as President, he first learned about Hillary’s secret private email from the pages of the newspapers. We know that’s not true now. In fact, it’s almost certainly a lie and it gives us some insight into why there was actually never any charges against her, because there is no way the FBI and DOJ could have gone after her for misuse or mishandling of classified info, if in fact the President was doing the exact same thing at the same time. So it’s a pretty earth shattering bombshell in that report as far as I’m concerned. “

YVR
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YVR

Obama’s knowledge and culpability in the Clinton email scheme was a key motivating factor in James Comey’s decision to exonerate Clinton: If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or, if you prefer, grossly negligent) mishandling of intelligence. More significantly, for Clinton’s defense, they would show that Obama was complicit in Clinton’s conduct yet faced no criminal charges.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Read my question again, have a good old think about what those words mean, and then have another try.

YVR
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YVR

I could give a fuck what your question was. It doesn’t change the fact that Obama “is a lying criminal scumbag’” to put it in your words.

He lied and commited felonies. The fact the corrupt FBI over looked that (so far) is not relevant. The free pass is coming to an end within weeks. Goin to jail.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Ok, so you failed to draw an equivalence, then. No need to get angry about it. Just post a valid link next time and situations like this can be easily avoided. But do keep enjoying your little fantasy world.

YVR
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YVR

You have been owned again. Give it up.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Does that mean you still have no link? Got it.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Is the half white president going to jail?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

There won’t even be a special counsel investigation naming Obama as “individual #1”, that’s just a right wing nutjob wet dream. Concocting an alternate reality is more palatable to them than accepting current events.

YVR
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YVR

They won’t need a special council. Bill Barr stated in the confirmation hearings he will investigate this fake FBI investigation which obviously started with Obama. They will start at the bottom and work their way up to Obama. Obama will be in shackles before Trump is done his first term.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Bookmarked.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Current events are entirely related to Barry and Hillary’s crimes in office.

patriotz
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” this is evidence there was NO COLLUSION because Stone was just charged with everything BUT collusion.”

There is no such offense as “collusion” in the US Code, Dave. Of course actual offenses may involve collusion, just as they may involve sundry other activities that are not offenses in themselves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_18_of_the_United_States_Code

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Note that Dave refuses to concede that it’s unsurprising to see nobody charged with something not in the he criminal code. Sad!

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

Yes Stupidity check…. Here is the video of the arrest. All just theatre to distract the moronic public.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1088768352116305922

A ‘surprise” arrest to catch some old guy accused of lying. I can see how all the guns and agents were needed. And the need for the element of surprise and to go pre dawn. Except of course CNN had to be there to get it all on film.

Oh the Drama!

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

CNN noticed unusual activity and made an educated guess that Stone’s arrest was imminent. That’s good journalism. Of course the dumbass clowns believe that the FBI tipped off the media to make a spectacle of it.

conservative
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Holy Fuck you must be a troll. No one can possibly be that fucking stupid can they? Jesus Christ, FBI agents were FUCKING CAUGHT leaking and tipping off the MSM! I guess a dumb fuck like you didn’t read FBI agent Strozk-page texts? they had multiple sources that they leaked too. Did you read the IG report on the FBI released last summer? It is a culture of corruption at the FBI. Here is a snippet of IG Horowitz’s report on the FBI: ***** We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Like I said, dumbass clowns.

conservative
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So shit for brains wont even address the IG report calling out the FBI for
the systemic leaking to the media and accepting bribes from the media.QED.
That’s ok genius, just keep watching your horseshit MSM and believing
their horseshit. Forrest Gump has more intellect than you.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

not even worth engaging with that moron

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

CNN have already explained how they predicted his arrest. Following important cases for a long time tends to allow people to spot patterns and, you know, learn stuff. They did exactly that.

Therefore your link is irrelevant in this instance and your only intent was to derail the topic. Either way he’s facing a maximum of 45 years in jail as a consequence of his own criminal actions, not due to some bullshit right wing conspiracy theory of yours. It’s time to grow up.

conservative
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conservative

Sure. instincts and luck as fake news CNN says.
So the IG report dealing with the culture of tipping off the media
and accepting bribes is not relevant? Just wow.
Like I said even Forrest Gump knows CNN is lying.

And Stone has commited no crimes. The process crimes hes been
charged with are meant to make him compose which he won’t do.
Just like General Flynn. Anyhow presidential pardons are coming
and they are the perfect antidote for Mueller’s gestapo like tactics.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Stone likes to act like a bigshot mafia boss. He got arrested like one. He should be proud to go to jail. As I said earlier, a pardon doesn’t change the fact he’s a total scumbag.

Of course you’re free to dispute CNN’s account because you’ve been conditioned to by those far right websites you read. But if you want to believe that the FBI tipped off a single news organization and then prevented them from actually being close to the action then that’s your dumbass prerogative. Personally I don’t find it such a stretch that the media might have a clue about the very thing they’ve been intensely covering for many months. Given how many journalists are assigned to this across all organizations it’s really just a numbers game at this point.

conservative
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“Of course you’re free to dispute CNN’s account because you’ve been conditioned to by those far right websites you read.”

I quoted the IG report. Nice try dumbass.

Speaking of being contitioned, look who’s talking. You are the most delusional
brainwashed person here. Say were you crowing about the fake buzzfeed
story last week before it was debunked?

Stone has no criminal record and has done nothing wrong except support Trump.

But I understand extreme leftist communist assholes like you delight
in persecution of your political enemies. It’s just how communist
scum like you Stalin. Mao.Castro, etc roll.

YVR
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YVR

“I understand extreme leftist communist assholes like you delight
in persecution of your political enemies.”

In a few weeks Rod Rosenstein is out and Bill Barr is in as the new AG. The tables will flip and the corrupt FBI and Obama regime will get the same treatment they have given Trump and his associates. The only difference is the Obama regime actually broke laws, tried to rig the election and colluded with the Russians. They are all going to jail.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Bookmarked. For the sheer hilarity of it.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

The IG report does not dispute CNN’s account of what happened on Friday.

And as for “he’s done nothing wrong but support Trump” then we’ll see what criminal convictions result from these multiple charges, shall we? In the meantime try not to cry about it too much.

conservative
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conservative

The IG report says there is rampant leaking to the media and tipping them off.
The IG report says FBI accepted bribes from media for tip offs.

Now who was at Roger Stone’s house at 4AM?
Why CNN reporter Josh Campbell.
And where did Josh last work?
Why the FBI. And what was his job?
Oh, he was disgraced James Comey’s secretary.

But Nah there was no tip off. It was just luck and instinct cuz CNN sez so!

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“Today Mueller proved (again) that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.”

He proved no such thing, you’re desperate and will believe anything you hear on Buzzfeed.

That’s right, I’m 100% sure you believed that fake story because you really, really wanted to and don’t care about the truth.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
Happy Friday, VCI! Just re-posting in case you missed my last post among the 700 comments on the thread the other day. I am Polar Bear Diaries and I want to Make Vancouver Canadian Again. I am a gay Trump supporter in Vancouver and I grew up in Vancouver, in the closet about supporting Trump, out of the closet about being gay since I was a teen in the 90s. I am a Founding Member of the PPC and I also supported Wai Young and Coalition Vancouver in last fall’s municipal election. I strongly support Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson who is running for MP of Burnaby-South for the PPC, especially her views on SOGI education, which are consistent with my personal experience with gender dysphoria as a child and beyond. I made a meme for LLTT yesterday that is making the… Read more »
Dave
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My kid has Gender Dysphoria. How about that coffee?

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
I don’t know what you want me to say — and hard to say much without knowing more details. I definitely stand by my comments and I know many, many other people with gender dysphoria, including those who have transitioned, feel the same way I do. Gender dysphoria starts when a child is very young, a toddler or Kindergarten age. Vast majority will grow out of it. Children should not be taking hormones and certainly should not be getting surgery. Children should not be making permanent life-altering decisions that will affect them forever and are totally irreversible. It is a mental illness and you don’t treat a delusion by indulging it. If I were growing up today, I would be given hormones and likely put on a track to transition — which I think would have been child abuse in… Read more »
Dave
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My view is that this issue isn’t binary either. I think a lot of this is mental illness too, but not all of it. I don’t think every trans person is mentally ill.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

New Granville Bridge bike and pedestrian path could halve number of car lanes

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/01/24/new-granville-bridge-bike-and-pedestrian-path-could-halve-number-of-car-lanes/

>>> Vancouver’s war with the automobile continues… tear down the viaducts… modify Granville Street bridge… added bike lanes to Burrard Street bridge… all to keep people in Vancouver and discourage commuters to help the real estate industry.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

traffic flows very well on granville bridge so it makes sense to clog it up. if it is easy to get to work people may by outside of vancouver and drive in. big condo developers won’t like that.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

It flows well because there are more lanes than cars on it.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

We have PERFECT weather here 8 months of the year for cycle commuters….

World Class City… assuming of course you have never been to any other city in the world…

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

trans-national global elite are a world wide issue. time for governments to act in the interests of normal citizens and close the loop holes these system gamers and exploiters love to take advantage of.

Rich Russians flock to Florida to deliver American babies

https://www.france24.com/en/20190125-rich-russians-flock-florida-deliver-american-babies

Laibach
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Laibach

Yep, the same vermin as ours but from different location and probably at the lower capacity.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Canada considers applying mortgage stress test rules to private lenders, sources say”, Financial Post

https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/mortgages/exclusive-canada-mulls-measures-to-curb-private-lenders-growth

“Canada is considering subjecting private lenders to the same mortgage stress test rules faced by banks to prevent housing markets from being destabilized by the lenders’ rapid growth, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.”

“Officials from the country’s finance ministry, financial regulator, central bank and federal housing agency have discussed whether the private lenders’ expansion over the past year poses a threat to economic stability, said the sources, who declined to be named because the talks are confidential.”

franko
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franko

Meanwhile, Horgan is considering the opposite to help FTBs.

Screwed
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Screwed

What exactly?

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

good luck with regulating private lenders…. especially when they are not regulated by the federal govt to start with

YVR
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YVR

That can be changed with legislation. Looks like the NDPs exemption of credit unions is coming to an end.

Laibach
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Laibach

Holly shit, what a liposarcoma metastasized in BC legislature on the taxpayer’s dime. Ripe for some serious treatment.

James has benefited from substantial salary increases throughout his tenure at the legislature.

In 2013-14 his clerk’s salary increased over $30,000 to $289,984. According to Integrity B.C., that year he earned $61,000 more than the clerk of the House of Commons in Ottawa, and $70,000 more than the clerk of the Ontario legislature.

From 2016-17 to 2017-18, James’ salary increased almost $40,000, from $307,892 to $347,090, according to the Plecas report.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/who-is-craig-james-a-look-at-the-man-in-the-plecas-report-spotlight-1.4989477

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Oracle

It’s all but certain that NDP will win the Nanaimo byelection. We will have the GreeNDP for another 2 years.

Jagmeet Singh needs to lose to get Trudeau out.

2019 Federal election and the Meng case are the big things that can affect local real estate now.

Laibach
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Laibach

The gang is alive and apparently well conected. It all makes sense…

Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum, poses for a photo with Christy Clark at a dim sum charity luncheon in downtown Vancouver on Friday.

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/01/25/it-would-be-great-for-canada-if-us-drops-extradition-request-for-huaweis-meng-wanzhou-ambassador-says.html

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Best place on meth

The liberal party is a disgrace on all levels, perhaps it’s time for them to disband.

The other 2 parties aren’t much better.

Oracle
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Oracle

The deal between Mccallum/Trudeau and Christy was the Feds would massively increase foreign student visas if Christy brought in a foreign buyers tax.

But you don’t have to believe me.

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Laibach
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Laibach

When you bet on a shitty combination…

Credit Suisse Loses $60 Million on Canada Goose

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-25/credit-suisse-said-to-lose-60-million-after-canada-goose-trade

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Banks offer little on how B.C. man with criminal record could allegedly launder money in real estate
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/banks-offer-little-on-how-b-c-man-with-criminal-record-could-allegedly-launder-money-in-real-estate

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“In a civil claim filed on Jan. 4, Stephen Hai Peng Chen, also known as Hoy Pang Chan, is accused of using money obtained from drug trafficking to pay for properties in Vancouver and Richmond.”

I have to hold back the vomit every time I read about some mainland asshole with multiple aliases committing crimes in our city.

Where the fuck is our leadership?

Oracle
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Oracle

Why are these people allowed 2 or more legal names?

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

It would be racist if they were not allowed…

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

They don’t.

YVR
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YVR

“Where the fuck is our leadership?”

Anyone seen Eby lately? Two years ago before he actually had power to so something he held a press conferance on this kind of stuff weekly. Complete dud.

Oracle
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Oracle

It’s blatantly obvious that some in the party are taking kickbacks and bribes from special industry groups.

In an unrelated matter,

Can the shark in the movie The Meg fit in a taxicab?

Does Mo in the Simpsons have natural gas service discounts?

franko
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franko

Interesting article about Johnathon Manthorpe’s book ‘Claws of the Panda” on how China has been attempting to deviously influence and exploit naive countries like Canada.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/book-review-china-bares-its-claws-exposing-several-misguided-myths

The unbelievable fact that TURD has so proudly admitted that the country he admires most is the dictatorship of China is a clear indication that he was one of the first idiots to be ensnared by their cunning propaganda.

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Best place on meth

“Claws of the Panda makes it clear the Canadian Government is seen by its allies as naive about this threat.

China’s espionage in Canada — and the potential of Canada being a weak link — is now a global story.”

Our china loving PM has to go.

kabloona
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😉

John McCallum fired as Canada’s ambassador to China

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/newsalert-john-mccallum-fired-as-canadas-ambassador-to-china/ar-BBSLY5A?li=AAggNb9

OTTAWA – John McCallum has resigned as ambassador to China at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Bubble
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Bubble

Sad, a big loss for President Xi.

Slava
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Slava

Sad for President Xi, not for true Canadians.

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Best place on meth

Thank god, that drunken buffoon was a national embarrassment.

franko
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franko

Only slightly more than JT

Oracle
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Oracle

Should be investigated for treason.

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Best place on meth

As should the entire liberal party from Turd on down.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

team canada is looking like amateurs. did Trudeau have a massive blind spot when it came to china? why does he have such unqualified ppl at these positions?

an ambassador being dismissed during what may be the biggest international situation canada has been in for the last… (what? 5, 10, 15, 20 years?) seems really, really, bad. did trump have to dismiss any ambassadors like this? harper? martin? chretien? camble?

tell me i’m wrong. i’d love to be wrong.

Oracle
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Oracle

The real estate cartel runs our province and country. The bought politicians are turning a blind eye to foreign money laundering in our real estate.

They’ve thumbed the public by even increasing immigration to put more fuel on housing.

This Chinese money and immigration from there must be halted. Even if it means our market crashes.

Keep the pressure on our MLAs and other bureaucrats people. One call a day. Try it. After the first few you can really throw it at them professionally. .

Make Trudeau a Drama Teacher Again!
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Make Trudeau a Drama Teacher Again!

I never thought Jr. had the guts.

Slava
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Slava

He has no choice as this is beyond him. The one’s that actually call the shots have given him orders. He has to comply and reign in the the local suck-ups and spies for China, in Canada, just like with this worn out and brain shot boomer clown..

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Canada is for Canadians

Councillor pushing for crackdown on cash payments at city hall

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/01/26/crackdown-cash-payments/

she says the city’s practice of accepting six-figure cash payments for things like taxes, fees and licences is in need of immediate change.
Councillor Melissa De Genova says that’s an easy way to clean dirty money.

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It seems perfectly normal to pay six-figure amounts in cash. I am sure they earn that cash as tips, which they claim on their income tax, and just save up to pay their six-figure tax bill at the end of the year.

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Shut It Down Already (original)

Accepting more than $10K (a figure which might, say, trigger money laundering alerts at a bank) in cash is clearly a problem, but nobody has a six figure empty homes tax bill. In fact at the point six figure sums are mentioned it’s done so hypothetically. She says “it’s possible”, presumably because there is no limit. She then goes on to provide an anecdote of “huge” sums without saying how much or how many times. But I suppose it gives license to the dumbasses to believe this is a frequent occurrence and/or purely limited to a single ethnicity.

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Councillor Melissa De Genova was quoted in the article”
“In fact, I’ve seen people carry huge sums of cash into Vancouver city hall.”
So this is her personal observation. It sounds to me like there really are people paying a $10K plus tax bill in cash. So maybe not 6 figures but likely at least in the 5 figure range. No single ethnicity was mentioned by her or anyone else.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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The average empty homes tax bill is about $15,000 according to city data. Of course some are more, some are less. But the idea that there are many people with $100K bills and that they all pay cash is laughable.

YVR
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“nobody has a six figure empty homes tax bill.”

False. An empty home tax on a $10 million property is 6 digits ($100,000). Plenty of those. Commercial properties have six digit tax bills as well. They should not accept cash at all for amounts over $500.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

They’re not empty.

YVR
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YVR

You are saying there are no empty homes over $10 million? More like most homes of that value are empty. All commercial properties have a tax rate of about 1% or the same as an empty home tax of a residential property regardless of use. But hey keep making a fool of yourself.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

You think most homes over $10m are empty and all the owners are marching into city hall with over $100K in cash? You’re quite ridiculous.

Slava
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Slava

You think most homes over $10m are not empty and no owners are marching into city hall with over $100K in cash? You’re quite ridiculous.

Slava
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Slava

They are empty.

Laibach
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Laibach

Right, lights are on.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

its way more convenient to go to the bank and withdraw cash and walk it over to city hall than sending a check in the mail or doing a bank transfer….

Was EVERYONE in on the money laundering game??

WHAT THE FUCK?

Slava
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Slava

Like crack whores…they’ll do anything to get that Chinese Money….Pathetic.

Bubble
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Bubble

Wow, so many Canadian working for …
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dx3Yca1UwAEhm5t.jpg

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Best place on meth

The ghoulish creep next to Christy who was too hungover to even manage to put on a tie for this event is no longer employed.

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Don’t worry about him. As an employee of the federal government in cabinet roles since 2002 he’ll be drawing an embarrassingly large pension for the remainder of his natural life.

Laibach
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Laibach

He was taken for a ride long time ago and did as he was supposed to do before loosing conduct and going downtown to the shitter…

“McCallum had strong personal ties to China: his wife is of Chinese ethnicity and his three sons have Chinese spouses — something McCallum was fond of pointing out. He also had a large Chinese constituency in his former federal riding in Markham.”

SilentBob
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SilentBob

Once again in English please?

Laibach
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Laibach

downtown = down, autocomplete typo.

Basically, he was recruited long time ago.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

McCallum and Crusty are both national disgraces and traitors to Canada and real Canadians everywhere. The same with Gordon Scambell. The damage he did to BC is also incalculable.

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Canada is for Canadians

Canadian man, 61, arrested in China on fraud charges: local media

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/01/27/china-fraud-arrest/

>>> probably another trumped up charge. Perhaps retaliation for the firing of their “ally” McCallum? Oh well, the chineeze know all about committing fraud.

patriotz
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“Canadian man, 61, arrested in China on fraud charges: local media”

It’s quite common for foreigners who are involved in business disputes in China to be arrested to motivate them to “resolve” the dispute. It probably doesn’t have anything to do with the Meng issue, if it did the arrest would more likely be on “national security” grounds.

franko
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No shortage of traits and tactics for Turd to admire about the dictatorship of China.

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So then we must finish them off once and for all. Articles like that bring complacency.

But I’m sure Patriots knows that.

Laibach
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Laibach

Multiculturalism…

Vancouver police are investigating a brawl over a parking spot. A video posted on YouTube shows two men throwing punches outside a TNT Supermarket.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.citynews1130.com/2019/01/27/brawl-breaks-out-over-parking-spot-at-vancouver-market/amp/

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I’m 99% sure the guy in the white coat was the same guy who cut me off at Costco in Burnaby last week and got out of his car and started screaming at me when I honked at him. Same jacket, van, and looks familiar. I just locked my doors, left my window up and drove away from him…..still though kind of freaky to see what he was capable of.

It’s VERY hard to stay cool in situations like that

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Best place on meth

Another china man slap fight at T&T just like the one in the seafood section.

How does that asshole even bother trying to look tough while wearing such a fruity looking coat?

It’s not even Canada Goose for gods sakes. Maybe that’s why he’s so angry.

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You can take the Chinese out of China, but you can’t take the paradigm of having to claw your way out of grinding poverty by biting and kicking everyone else out of the Chinese.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Of course no local douchebags have ever been involved in a brawl and this is purely an imported problem.

bullwhip29
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to say this was an all out “brawl” or anything resembling that is a stretch…lol

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

A brawl involves more than 2 people.

Do the women in this incident count as brawlers?

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

Are you suggesting women can’t brawl? careful…. you will be labeled misogynist.

bullwhip29
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but he meant business when he emerged from Honda Fit, whipped off his jacket and rolled his sleeves up. ooohhh… personally I would have clocked the younger little $hithead. richmond is swarming with these a-holes who just dont give a f*&k about anyone or anything. why no one (aside from the librarian kicker) can ever land a single blow is beyond me…

Laibach
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Laibach

Can they talk like humans? Why do they bark and growl and only being able to say “fuck you”? Indeed very creepy.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

after seeing your post i’m starting to think he has some kind of brain damage

Oracle
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Oracle

The Greens leader Weaver says he will bring down government. He must be concerned about losing his hard work earned equity in his real estate holdings.

Why would he do this now?

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Don’t worry Oracle, that never really happened, you were just having a wet dream about the BC Liberals getting voted in again.

Oracle
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Oracle

Liberals way ahead in Nanaimo. You will know in 2 days if the NDP government falls.

Don’t kid yourself and be so smug. This is getting real.

Really sad that the NDP hasn’t accomplished anything and had almost 2 years.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

yes, and then Liberals will just instantly reverse the deflating realestate bubble… Full taps open on money laundering…mortgage debt instantly reflated….

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

hurry…. buy now or be priced out forever??

Make Trudeau a Drama Teacher Again!
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Make Trudeau a Drama Teacher Again!

You don’t say?

Sales of Maseratis in British Columbia fell by almost a half in 2018, while Mercedes sales were down close to 10 per cent, as the shine comes off parts of the luxury auto market in B.C.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Beginning of the end my friends.

SilentBob
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SilentBob

Won’t someone please think of the children?

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

What will ICBC do with all the “N” stickers????

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

ha ha you guys crack me up !

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

We could use them to wallpaper over the windows of all the soon-to-be empty McMansions around the city. “N” for “Not paying an underwater mortgage”.

Oracle
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Oracle

If polls are to be believed, GreeNDP might just have 48 hours left. Liberals in Nanaimo have huge lead according to a new poll by Mainstreet Research.

If Liberals win this one, expect a Liberal majority by spring.

Royce McC
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Royce McC

NDP victory now confirmed. Interesting.

Oracle
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Oracle

Basically Mainstreet putting their reputation on the line here….if they even care.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

A pollster worried putting their “reputation” on the line… that is hilarious!

Dave
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Sounds like a toss up to me. There is no way that poll is correct with the Liberals being that far ahead. The high turnout could go both ways. The NDP own the riding and have a strong ground game there and have recent voter lists. Or it could be reflective of an angry public that wants an election.

I don’t have a strong feeling one way or another.

Dave
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Also, the NDP and Liberals will know who is currently winning. They track their voters and early turnout quite closely. So if you want a hint at those results, look at how each party is acting and what they are saying.

As an example, when Christy Clark pulled off her ‘upset’ win, the BC Liberals already knew they were ahead. Even in ridings they were predicted to lose, the local people knew they had won. I know this because I was involved in one campaign.

Dave
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Look at the last ten tweets from the BC Liberal and NDP parties. The NDP are in attack mode but that’s not how a government in power should be running an election. The Liberals should be the ones attacking and going negative more and the NDP are beating them at it.

That suggests to me the Liberals are winning, as unlikely as a win for them seems.

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a week or so ago i stated that Jan 30 would be significant and this is the reason. it also seems to me that the release of the James/Lenz report was deliberately timed as such with the sole intent to inflict as much damage to the Liberals as possible. we’ll see i guess. personally this is simply another mickey mouse political manouevre which i believe many reasonably intelligent voters will see right through. at the end of the day, i am betting very little will happen to these 2 guys nor will any sweeping reform materialize. imho, voters have not only grown restless about the ongoing fumbling and gross incompetence displayed the current administration, they are also increasingly fearful of a severe housing crash which will wreak havoc on the retirement plans of tens of 1000s of british columbians (all… Read more »
Dave
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While the media play up the spending scandal, your average voter cares more about their own personal assets. So for sure, the NDP bungling on real estate is going to have a greater effect on voters, especially since the NDP seemingly have little to do with the spending scandal (it would be different if the party in power was at fault).

Oracle
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Yup. People don’t care about corruption as long as their net worth goes up. This is the new reality people have to face.

Dave
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That’s always been reality. People have and will always react more strongly to something that affects their personal bank account, rather than the $0.50 some guy spent inappropriately.

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Because they believe that politicians are all the same.

Perhaps corruption is a cultural thing?

Dave
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I say the NDP win a Spring election.

The Liberals picked the wrong guy as leader. Horgan is more likeable than Wilkinson. Guys like Wilkinson win when you need to ‘right the ship’, but they don’t win when the economy is doing well and the books are balanced.

We also generally like to keep governments for at least two terms and new governments generally win reelection. I also think the public doesn’t like minority or coalition governments (see Referendum result as an example). They tend to give a minority government a second chance and a majority if they more or less keep things in order (e.g. Federal Conservatives).

Without even getting into the issues, all the stars are lined up for an NDP win.

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the outcome of the referendum on electoral reform says a lot imho. the so called booming bc economy (which is largely due to external factors, not NDP policy) could shift in the other direction very quickly. at the end of the day, lack of action thus far and more importantly a looming haircut to net worth will be the deciding factors. the very real potential of another election only 2 yrs into the first term can’t be considered a positive thing for the NDP no matter how they spin it.

Dave
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If I’m Horgan, I would want a Spring election for these reasons. Real estate will only get worse for them and the economy isn’t going to get better. I think it’s downhill for them as time goes on. Better to be in control of your destiny than not. But just like the Referendum, it doesn’t look like the NDP are sabotaging themselves. If I’m their strategist, I would say let’s lose this one so we can go for the big win. Obviously, you don’t think their odds are good, but I think you would agree, they can only get worse.

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“Real estate will only get worse for them and the economy isn’t going to get better”

they will be blamed for what has already happened and will be voted out as fears of further losses escalate. the horses have already left the stable. the delayed release of the spending scandal report was a last ditch effort to sway public opinion. as i said, once people start losing 10s or 100s of thousands in the span of a year or two all this other fluff and bs simply gets tossed out the window. to suggest that a loss in the by-election which would likely result in another election is their preferred gameplan is a stretch and borderline desperate

Dave
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I doubt the NDP are naive enough to think that their government will last the full term.  More likely we get an election sometime along the way for one reason or another. There is a reason the NDP passed a lot of legislation this past Fall… there is a reason they haven’t announced an inquiry into money laundering (it’s a great election promise). It’s a false option in my opinion to continue as a minority government. The idea they have any type of control is an illusion. The last two years with the Greens only worked because of the Referendum promise. With that off the table, Weaver has a lot of face saving to do and anything he does will be for the benefit of his party, which is in desperation mode for their life. That will come at the… Read more »
Oracle
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Oracle

NDP played games these last 2 years. Not a single charge or conviction. No bold action on housing.

Nada.

If an election is held, their supporters sure won’t be voting for them or anyone. Apathy.

Oracle
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Oracle

Real estate worse for them? Prices in Valley are still much higher than Election Day.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

Can you please define “Valley”… I have not been able to identify prices ANYWHERE that are “much higher than election day”

Oracle
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Oracle

If NDP lose Nanaimo, they will lose an election.

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Hyper-mega-Bull

A Kazakh man finally reunites with his family after being released from a Chinese “re-education” camp.

But look at his reaction. Clearly traumatized, flinching in fear, speechless, and unable to even continue walking forward.

https://twitter.com/aydinanwar_/status/1089214553349672960

Laibach
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Laibach

Holly shit, folks after Guantanamo treatment were quite capable of functioning. What are they doing there in China?

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Anbang Insurance Group Co., which symbolized the era of mega-acquisitive Chinese companies that later had to reverse their buying binges, is continuing to whittle down its empire
https://www.bloombergquint.com/china/anbang-is-said-to-near-first-domestic-disposal-as-empire-unwinds#gs.vMdCU6xL

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