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Old 09-07-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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That's what he's going with? Her fitness?
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That's what he's going with? Her fitness?
Yes her fitness to help run that orphanage or whatever his first excuse was.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:25 PM   #3
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Mother Russia knows best who is fit to be President I guess.
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JUST IN: Trump Jr. told investigators he met with Russian lawyer to judge Clinton's "fitness": report

That's what he's going with? Her fitness?

Jesus, he's such an idiot. Like father, like son.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:38 PM   #5
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I can't even watch Trump pressers, clips or speeches anymore, I am just to embarrassed by it. If this was any sort of company or board he would have been tossed already for being a complete putz but he is actually the leader of (debatable) the most powerful nation on earth. I honestly cannot fathom how anyone with an average IQ can take anything this man says or does remotely seriously.
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#UPDATE President Trump offers to mediate in #GulfCrisis. Said he believed dispute could be solved "fairly easily"

Well, if it's so easy why doesn't he just do it now?
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More on the Facebook shenanigans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/u...=tw-share&_r=0
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#UPDATE President Trump offers to mediate in #GulfCrisis. Said he believed dispute could be solved "fairly easily"

Well, if it's so easy why doesn't he just do it now?
I initially read this as he was going to mediate the Gulf of Mexico crisis and make a better deal with these Hurricanes. America has given them enough and its time for some tough action to deal with them, and with him in charge they could be solved fairly easily.
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I can't even watch Trump pressers, clips or speeches anymore, I am just to embarrassed by it. If this was any sort of company or board he would have been tossed already for being a complete putz but he is actually the leader of (debatable) the most powerful nation on earth. I honestly cannot fathom how anyone with an average IQ can take anything this man says or does remotely seriously.
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He is lost without visuals.
Also why a printed map? I mean, hours after you print a hurricane tracking map, it's outdated.

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#UPDATE President Trump offers to mediate in #GulfCrisis. Said he believed dispute could be solved "fairly easily"

Well, if it's so easy why doesn't he just do it now?
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He is lost without visuals.
Also why a printed map? I mean, hours after you print a hurricane tracking map, it's outdated.
It's the White House. I don't think they have signs next to every printer saying "Please think about the environment before you print. Namaste!"

He's just trying something different though. People criticized him for looking at a map of Harvey flooding on a computer screen (and then calling that first-hand knowledge), so he's changed to a format he can actually carry around with him...and he'll call it "hands-on knowledge."
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"And this is where we make the cut. Florida floats away."
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I wonder if he will divert people away from other issues to protect Mar-A-Lago...

Or let it float away and collect the insurance...
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Not to wish harm on anyone but would it not be sweet if Irma made matchsticks out of Mar a Lago?
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I wonder if he will divert people away from other issues to protect Mar-A-Lago...

Or let it float away and collect the insurance...
funny that you mention it...


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Trump received a $17-million insurance payout in 2005 for damage caused by Wilma to the private club. Yet an Associated Press investigation published last year revealed there was little evidence of large-scale damage to Mar-a-Lago, and that Trump also kept some of the insurance money for his personal use rather than spending it on repairs. From the AP:
Two years after a series of storms, the real-estate tycoon said he didn’t know how much had been spent on repairs but acknowledged he pocketed some of the money. Trump transferred funds into his personal accounts, saying that under the terms of his policy, “you didn’t have to reinvest it.”
Separately, in a deposition related to a 2007 libel lawsuit, Trump had described the damage to the property as significant. “Landscaping, roofing, walls, painting, leaks, artwork in the—you know, the great tapestries, tiles, Spanish tiles, the beach, the erosion,” he said then. “It’s still not what it was.”
Others familiar with the storm’s effects at Mar-a-Lago, including Trump employees, remember it differently.
“That house has never been seriously damaged,” Trump’s long-time (and controversial) former butler Anthony Senecal said in an interview with the AP. “I was there for all of [the hurricanes].”
full story: https://qz.com/1072172/hurricane-irm...th-hurricanes/
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That's a pretty broad brush to use. Most government workers that handle data are schooled on classification and handling procedures. Many of these controls are because of law, and education in that regard are a requirement to those laws. Private interests are getting better, but they need to make investments in areas they don't want to until it is too late.
It's a broad brush I'm willing to use. I deal with company confidential information, trade secrets and as part of various programs classified government information. It is a regular occurrence when someone has used the wrong system or communicated things they likely shouldn't have in an accidental manner. On our sides and other sides. This is despite constant training.

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CBS News just showed a clip from this Sunday's 60 Minutes interview with Steve Bannon. It looks entertaining as hell. He literally declares war on McConnell and Ryan.
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