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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 09, 2017, 01:37:17 PM »
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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 09, 2017, 01:36:41 PM »
I don't know what was said behind the closed door hearing so I don't want to speculate on what else could have come out.

I think the alleged Trump Russia connection is not limited to the election. The question is whether Trump has/had improper relations with Russia and this goes beyond just the question of election tampering.

One story I remember hearing said that Russia allegedly did try to hack into voting machines. The fact that Russia did not change a single vote of course has no bearing on whether they tried. Attempted crimes are still crimes for example.

I also am not sure where you are saying that Comey said there was no evidence of a Trump/Russia connection when he did testify to this:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” he told lawmakers. “And it raised questions in my mind again whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals.”

What Russia may or may not have attempted to do in the election is a completely separate topic.

There is no evidence that Trump or the campaign colluded with anyone to influence the election.

No evidence = no reason to keep talking about it.  After a year, do you really think there is evidence that hasn't been leaked?

"I was concerned" and "it raised questions" are not evidence.  That's nothing more than suspicion based on no probable cause.  It has no weight.
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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 09, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
Not exactly. Someone may do something illegal but there may not be enough evidence to prove it. Here is where Trump sits with his suggestion to drop the investigation. He didn't label it as an explicit order but given the nature of their two positions it could easily be understood as direction from the president.

Imagine this were the military and the general of the base told a lower ranking officer he would like the officer to stop doing something. Now imagine the officer did what was contrary to the general's request, you think the officer would be free and clear because the general didn't technically give a clear and concise order or do you think he would get in trouble because when the general suggests something, you go ahead and do it?

Innocent until proven guilty.  You can't say something was illegal unless there is proof they actually did it.  Otherwise, it's slander.
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Political Discussion / Re: Illegal Alien Amnesty
« on: June 09, 2017, 01:17:54 PM »
IF YOU ARE HERE ILLEGALLY YOU ARE A CRIMINAL.

#canhereallybethisstupid

#canhereallybethisstupid  #completelyrhetorical  #trollboy  #notnytroll

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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 09, 2017, 12:59:52 PM »
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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:18:41 AM »
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Political Discussion / Re: Illegal Alien Amnesty
« on: June 09, 2017, 10:53:34 AM »
An ITIN can not be used to obtain employment or tax credits.  Therefore, it CAN NOT be used to "pay" taxes via income tax withholding.  It can only be used when filing a return.
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Off Topic / Re: KHON blocked me from their Facebook
« on: June 09, 2017, 10:44:49 AM »
It has been difficult to define what is obscene.

You can make whatever statements you want on social media sites


If authorities think you pose a sufficient risk, you can be restricted to a Free Speech Zone

(internet)

TLDR people can say whatever they want to trump on twitter ain't nothing wrong with it. As long as its not a threat.  Everything is fair game.  You were wrong.



STOP REPLYING TO MY POSTS, TROLL BOY. 

I HAVE NO INTEREST IN YOUR ARGUMENTATIVE REPLIES.
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Political Discussion / Re: Illegal Alien Amnesty
« on: June 09, 2017, 10:39:13 AM »
If they are here illegally they can't get a SS number. So they technically cannot pay taxes.

Actually, the IRS doesn't care as long as they get revenue from illegals ....

IRS doesn’t tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/30/irs-doesnt-tell-1-million-taxpayers-that-illegal-i/


Immigrants stealing U.S. Social Security numbers for jobs, not profits - Americas - International Herald Tribune

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Camber Lybbert thought it was a mistake when her bank told her that her daughter's Social Security number, issued by the U.S. government,
was on their files for two credit cards and two auto loans, with an outstanding balance of more than $25,000.

Her daughter is 3 years old.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/04/world/americas/04iht-id.2688618.html
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You guys arguing illustrates exactly the point. Combining the gov. with private industry often creates a web of too much oversight and confusion to ever be efficient. :stopjack:

5 Examples of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) In Action

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EXAMPLE #1 - PARKS: Private maintenance and operations agreements for federal, state, and local parks

The US Forest Service in Arizona turned over operations of the Crescent Moon/Red Rock Crossing Recreation Area in Sedona, Arizona to Recreation Resource Management (RRM) in 1994.   RRM operates the park under a public-private partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.  This long-running P3 partnership stands out because RRM prepared and published a case study on the project in 2011.  RRM’s case study compared the privately-run Crescent Moon park to the nearby Red Rock State Park.  Red Rock State Park is operated by Arizona State Parks, a public agency.  RRM found that while the two parks in the study are geographically close and share similar entry-fees, attendance and overall revenue numbers,  Crescent Moon (operated under the P3 agreement with RRM) returns close to $45,000 to the U.S. Forest Service each year in the form of net revenue, while RRM claims the publicly operated Red Rock State Park operated by Arizona State Parks costs the U.S. Forest Service $234,000 per year.   

https://www.onvia.com/company/blog/5-examples-public-private-partnerships-p3-action
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Off Topic / Re: KHON blocked me from their Facebook
« on: June 09, 2017, 09:40:39 AM »
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Although the First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech,” Americans don’t have the luxury of always saying whatever they want. Your right to free speech is limited by where you are, what you say, and how you say it.

Here are six areas where your talk can make you liable in criminal or civil court.
1. Obscenity

 Most of the legal cases that concern sex and free speech have involved publications (a form of speech as far as the courts are concerned). Obscenity is not protected by the Constitution, but it has been difficult to define what is obscene. In 1973, the Supreme Court, in Miller v. California, came up with a three-part definition of obscene material. A work is legally considered obscene if

    an average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the material appeals to prurient (appealing to sexual desire) interest.
    the work depicts or describes, in an offensive way, sexual conduct or excretory functions, specifically defined by applicable state law.
    taken as a whole, the material lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.

This limit on obscene speech also applies to broadcasting. The FCC controls what is allowed on air, so you can’t broadcast sounds or images that could be offensive to your audience or use language inappropriate for children.

However, the Supreme Court has, so far, kept the internet free of obscenity restrictions. You can make whatever statements you want on social media sites, but the owners of those sites have the freedom to censor or delete your content if they find it offensive.

6. Expressing Your Political Views


The law has never permitted Americans to protest in any way they wanted. While the government can’t control what you say, how you say it must be subject to what the courts consider an appropriate time, place, and manner.

Legal authorities have a responsibility to protect the safety of attendees at political gatherings and to protect protestors themselves. If authorities think you pose a sufficient risk, you can be restricted to a Free Speech Zone. These have been used since the 1980s, principally to contain protestors at political conventions.

House Bill 347 authorized Secret Service agents to arrest anyone protesting in the president’s or vice president’s proximity. They also have this authority at National Special Security Events. These events have included state occasions, of course, but also basketball championships, the Academy Awards, Olympic events, and the Super Bowl. A conviction can result in up to 10 years in a federal prison (another place where your freedom of speech is limited).

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2017/03/21/culture/politics/6-exceptions-to-freedom-of-speech.html
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Off Topic / Re: KHON blocked me from their Facebook
« on: June 09, 2017, 09:33:44 AM »

Nope technically both are protected until the first one turns into harassment.  But as a position of elected power like the president both should be protected as long as the insults don't turn into threats. 
You can use profanity and insults all you want its protected speech.

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Off Topic / Re: KHON blocked me from their Facebook
« on: June 09, 2017, 09:33:09 AM »
Nope technically both are protected until the first one turns into harassment.  But as a position of elected power like the president both should be protected as long as the insults don't turn into threats. 
You can use profanity and insults all you want its protected speech.

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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 09, 2017, 09:32:06 AM »
From the little I watched I gathered that Trump lied a bunch and was pretty scummy but didn't do anything super illegal. Lots of gray area issues.

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It's not a ranking I would use for CCW testimony as it has a lot of unrelated stuff in it.  law enforcement officers, number of firefighters, elder abuse, drug abuses etc.  A better reference would be a ranking of robberies where it's a violent crime that tends to be between strangers.

The fact that there are states and cities with legal CCW and very low crime proves there is no direct relationship between the two.  It harpoons the argument that CCW would necessarily result in higher "gun crime."  The stats show the exact opposite in almost every place CCW has been allowed.

You don't have to prove WHAT creates the low (or high) crime rate in a location.  You can easily show there is no negative effect after CCW is allowed compared to the crime rate before then.  That's all that's needed to debunk the "Wild West" myth.
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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 08, 2017, 10:41:37 PM »
A DC Bar after Comey's Performance.  Bar and restaurant owners in major Democrat cities said they haven't seen crowds this size packed in since election night.

They probably all left in the same mood, too!   O0

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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 08, 2017, 09:17:32 PM »
I was just listening to the news and a report said the Trump Administration will be filling a formal complaint with the IG and Attorney General regarding Comey's leaking privileged information/conversations and possibly classified information to the NY Times. I hope they do!

Comey has already determined he had no intent to break the law, so he's covered.     :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Political Discussion / Re: Illegal Alien Amnesty
« on: June 08, 2017, 05:52:13 PM »
What do you think about the native Indians of America, thousands died defending there land from Europeans and the overtake of the Hawaiian palace of Queen Liliuokalani by the barons of the sugar plantation industry.if you are not Hawaiian or native Indian your a immigrant too, just like Vietnam you know how the native Indians feel when they lost the war and thousands died, so when you grumble how illegal immigrant come to America how do you think the native Indians and the Hawaiian feel about you guys coming onto their land

Conquest is not "immigration."  The victors get the lands.  That's how conquest works.

Right or wrong, it's how things worked.  I have no guilt for things that happened before I was born!   :geekdanc:
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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 08, 2017, 05:28:07 PM »
Was he lying then, or is he lying now?

https://youtu.be/MLI2_MGz-E4
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Political Discussion / Re: Comey's Testimony Today So Far
« on: June 08, 2017, 05:12:19 PM »
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