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The State Department is a big operation. So is the Clinton Foundation. The AP put a lot of work into this project. And it couldn’t come up with anything that looks worse than helping a Nobel Prize winner, raising money to finance AIDS education, and doing an introduction for the chair of the Kennedy Center. It’s kind of surprising.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
I forget where I saw this, but from what I remember it traced back to a longtime buddy of his but not to Trump directly.
Scott Betts wrote:
The thing is, the didn't know it was nonsense last election. In fact, last week, a Fox reporter basically called the poll inaccuracy line b%!*&!~$, because she refuses to get duped again, reminding people of how stunned they were when the polls turned out to be right.
To the last point "He has allegedly been on the other side of that equation." - during the primaries one of his attacks on his opponents was that he had bought them.
Except none of this is actually new information. The FBI said during their investigation that they recreated thousands of emails that she had deleted, either through reconstruction on old servers or because the people she corresponded with still had them. The only change here is that the FBI has turned over all the emails they collected to the State Department, and the State Department is going slowly in complying with a freedom of information request about them because they have to verify the content. These aren't new emails into an investigation, they are just previously unreleased to the public. Not to mention many of them may have already been released because the 2 collections of emails, the FBI's and the State Departments, haven't been integrated with each other.
This is a non-story trying to be made into a story.\
edit: and that is why it is a bad article. Its implying that these are new and sensational, when they have already been looked at by the FBI (otherwise they wouldn't be turning them over to the state department), and they have been found to be not incriminating. All that is news is that the State Department is being slow to comply with a witch hunt.
Actually, this may be my big problem with the article. It implies that these are new, undisclosed emails by Clinton that were hidden, when in reality these were not new. They are emails that the Justice Department obtained through their investigation that they cleared her in, but that she no longer had, and therefore previous freedom of information requests to the state department couldn't grant. The headline is a big part of why the article comes across as misleading.
And in something that will probably come up in Trump's commentary soon, the FBI found another 14,900 documents from Clinton not previously disclosed as part of the email probe.
Talk about a s+#~ty article. Then again, I don't expect much from the WP.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
You mean like the Socialist Party, whose policies were taken over by the New Deal Democrats when they started to gain traction? I'm not saying that the 3rd party will be effective in getting elected. I'm saying that increasing their support will cause their policies to get subsumed by the larger parties. That's why it's a protest vote.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
And in both of those cases you had organized groups actively working to make the change. You can't spontaneously generate those. Without organized backing you stand little to no chance of mounting any kind of successful challenge to an incumbent, and even with that backing the odds are never in your favor.
This makes a bunch of false assumptions.
First, it assumes that the person isn't also voting in the primaries.
Second, that there are actually candidates in the primaries. At most levels, that isn't really the case, especially if your preferred party has an incumbent. A large Green party vote in a district may convince a primary challenger to challenge a more conservative democrat on the left in the next election though. Something the potential challenger wouldn't see without protest votes.
Third, it assumes that the people are registered to one of the 2 major parties,and that you can freely switch between them. The numbers of registered members of a party is used politically. Not to mention which party you are registered to can have significant effects on your job prospects. There is a reason tons of civil servants in NY are registered as republicans despite holding strong democratic values. Not to mention in some states you need to declare your party affiliation before all the candidates are in the ring. In NY, you had to declare party affiliation in October for the vote in March.
Fourth, it assumes that the only primary that matters is the presidential one, when down-ticket races are probably more important.
If 3rd parties start pulling significant numbers of protest votes then people with similar ideologies within the major parties know they have backing to be more vocal about ideas less mainstream within the major party. This can cause drift within the larger party towards your preferred ideologies.
Yeah, that was probably my favorite twist of the ending.
Have you seen Killing Joke. Mark Hamill's Joker is amazing at broadway.[potential spoilers in link, but nothing the comic doesn't also have]
I guess I just don't have the half hour it takes to fight through a gym repeatedly enough to take it down. I usually lose 1-2 when fighting something lvl 4 or higher, but after that go do something else, since each battle takes forever to resolve. By the time I'm in the mood to beat up another gym, I've found a few dozen more revives.
Turin the Mad wrote:
I can't use revives on guys who aren't dead. I also toss out all of my basic healing potions to make room for pokeballs
It took 6+ months for my brother to get a valid birth certificate for a passport because in 1981 Florida hospitals did not issue certificates that meet the current standards and there was an error on the one they filed with the state. He had to run around collecting data from other sources to correct the error. Amusingly, all the documentation used to correct the error was based off of the not accepted birth certificate, and if my mom was dead he would not have been able to get the correct documents. All of that also required money, at least $100, and this was only 35 years ago. Who knows what older people face if their documentation is lost or deemed invalid.
Turin the Mad wrote:
Not to mention that actually getting the documentation required to get a valid ID is often impractical. Birth Certificates can be a b**&@ since the laws standardizing them are recent and older ones may not be valid for legal purposes, and getting new, proper ones can be very tricky.
Turin the Mad wrote:
The trick is the program they used to build Pokemon GO, based on what people took pictures of et al. Guessing that not a lot of the previous participants did much in the 'tourist area' of the District, relatively speaking.
Each museum has at least 4 pokestops in it and a gym, and then most of the random statues on the Mall and each monument is a stop. There were TONS of pokestops. I just found that the pokemon weren't that much better than what I get sitting at my desk at work, with Doduo instead of Eevee. And since I went with a near-full inventory, the number of pokestops just wasn't that big a deal.
I was at the Natural History Museum and Air and Space Museum, then walked down to Washington Monument. It was way too hot to do too much outside though.
Right, but we are discussing the people who noped out when the tea party revealed its crazy, not those who stuck with it and got dragged under.
that makes more sense. The original comment was refering to the primaries so I was confused.
Not sure why you think bernie is anti-vaxx. Quick google search shows he has openly criticized the movement as selfish. Not to mention climate change was a big part of his platform about how economic interests screw the little guy.
Does the nature of it not being grass roots somehow change the disgruntled attitudes of the people, or the valid ideas they were putting forth?
I pulled the 6 month number out of my ass from when I remember my libertarian friends who loved the movement start to flee it. I first heard about it from them, not news, and I wasn't really paying attention to politics at that point, so I can't really say. By the time Palin was involved, they had all already become completely disillusioned with it.
Yes, but early on there were enough intelligent, coherent, voices that it took a little while for the angry rhetoric to become consistent.
That may have been true for the organizational level, but its not how the people who were early fans actually saw it. It grew too large, too quickly, for the message to be consistent, so a lot of people saw it as something very different from what it eventually coalesced into. Some early Tea Party rhetoric was very similar to Occupy Wall Street. After about 6 months though, a lot of people left because the inmates were running the asylum.
Grey Lensman wrote:
I would actually recommend the show for people who do not typically like giant robots. They need to get past the first episode, but after that I think it more resembles a slice of life anime than a giant robot one.
9 times out of 10 the person saying it thinks anyone of hispanic decent is an illegal.
A wall wont actually be effective. There is way too much land for it to work in any kind of realistic scenario, and the costs are astronomical.
It ignores the reality of the situation, that there are already millions of people in this country illegally and that it is not feasible to deport them. We don't have the infrastructure or manpower to do it.
It is generally motivated by complaints about them stealing jobs, which probably wouldn't happen if the person saying it was actually good at and willing to do the job in the first place.
In the rare cases where they actually are stealing work, it is because they can't find normal jobs so they are forced to resort to places that are willing to do it illegally, which will generally be places looking to undercut US labor laws. Allowing them to work legally will reduce the black market and actually put US workers on the same footing, and generate tax revenue that can be used to alleviate the many issues caused by large numbers of people hiding from the government.
In general, it is a terrible solution to a problem that would be fairly easily solved by letting the people stay legally.
I wonder how skewed the player levels are. Obviously until Niantic makes some changes (which they said they are working on at the moment) being in an urban center will level you much faster. Even Casual players are over 15 for the most part unless they just picked up the game around here.
Casual players around here are ~7
Also player density. If 1 in 20 players is level 20+, then NYC will have thousands of players that high while I will be one of a few dozen in my area.
That being said, pretty much everyone here has eevee evolves as their strongest pokemon. They are more common than caterpie. Aside from an unusually strong pidgeon and random Magmar, of the 12 pokemon I have over 1K CP, 10 are eevee.
I spent a day trying to find magicarp and caught like 2, walking along the Hudson shoreline.
I have yet to see a single one of anything you named. Once again, I think we are seeing the huge disparity in how this game is playing out in major metro areas vs elsewhere.
I was at a demo comparing a 4K TV to a standard TV. I thought the standard TV looked better, and that was close up. You could see a little difference in resolution, but I thought the color balance wasn't as good, which is where they are supposed to really shine from what I understand.
This has been my experience. I caught a magmar at the park, then told my brother and 2 other people they had to go down the hill a little to see it, and they were all able to catch it.
I haven't noticed this to be true at all