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Robertb

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ahhh so they DID revise it. nice. I stand corrected :lol:
I was going to create Make A80 Great Again hats and they were shot down from being able to wear them to work. Our plan was to wear them with our mandatory OT t-shirts when special visitors (FAA Administrator or someone else special) came for a tour.
 

BPM31694

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Well I hope hes in jail before then. Otherwise probably whatever minority POC transgendered check as many boxes as possible far left liberal the Dems will nominate just to say they did
Idk what you said but it seemed racist and bigoted. Therefore I am reporting you and will have CNN dox you shortly.

On a more serious note, what exactly is Trump going to jail for? Don't spend too long on the answer, just provide me with the best "smoking gun" you got.

GO!
 

squawkIFR

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Idk what you said but it seemed racist and bigoted. Therefore I am reporting you and will have CNN dox you shortly.

On a more serious note, what exactly is Trump going to jail for? Don't spend too long on the answer, just provide me with the best "smoking gun" you got.

GO!
Because Russians or something... obviously. And also fuck trump for the tax break.
 

32andBelow

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Idk what you said but it seemed racist and bigoted. Therefore I am reporting you and will have CNN dox you shortly.

On a more serious note, what exactly is Trump going to jail for? Don't spend too long on the answer, just provide me with the best "smoking gun" you got.

GO!
The campaign manager giving polling data to a Russian spy.
 

Tom

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Russian pop star linked to Trump cancels US tour, citing fear of being detained under Mueller probe

This is Emin Agalarov, son of Azerbiianji-Russian Oligarch, Aras Agalarov.

Six months ago or so he put out this music video (yes, you must watch it):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cs4tKdiiI4

With this introduction:

The video which features lookalikes for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, Hillary Clinton, Stormy Daniels, Mark Zuckerberg, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner is a satire on the news of the past 12 months.

He parodying(?) I guess the entire US election.

But this isn't his first brush with Trump.

FIVE years ago, he put out THIS video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuZUNjFsgS8

that features Donald Trump AND several of the Miss Universe contestants (including, ironically enough, Miss Puerto Rico) from the infamous Moscow year. That's not a fake Trump. That's Donald being Donald.

When you hear of the Russian guy brokering the meeting between The Russians and Trump, that's Emin: the Russian pop star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy0x5DLNEH8

Now let's get off youtube (because youtube is now a news source apparently), and go to the completely underrated the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) website:

https://www.occrp.org/en

(and their background: https://www.occrp.org/en/about-us and amazing resource on things like the Panama Papers)

The Agaralov family is so connected that Emin was married to the daughter of the Azerbijiani president for a hot minute. His father is a construction magnate. The Agaralovs aren't really in the OCCRP except in small places, but there's this one:

https://www.occrp.org/en/component/content/article...

"Media Reports Prompt Accusation that California Congressman Violated Magnitsky Sanctions

"The complaint alleges that the Republican US Representative Dana Rohrabacher, who represents California’s 48th district, and his top aide, Paul Behrends, violated the so-called Magnitsky Act, which was passed in 2012.

The full text of the complaint submitted by Hermitage Capital Management to the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control was made public via a press release on Monday.

Hermitage Capital Management is an investment advisory firm headed by William (Bill) Browder, and the company for which Sergei Magnitsky – the namesake of the act – was contracted to work for as a jurist, a position in the Russian legal system similar to a lawyer which allowed the accountant and auditor to represent the company in legal proceedings..."

(Jumping a bit)

"Media attention shifted to Rohrabacher and Behrends’ alleged actions against the Magnitsky Act after The New York Times broke the story about the previously undisclosed meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and the Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 9, 2016.

Emails released by Trump Jr. show he agreed to the meeting with Veselnitskaya after being promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton. In the emails, British entertainment promoter Rob Goldstone said the overture came after a meeting between Azerbaijani-Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov and the "Crown prosecutor of Russia."

Russia does not have a crown prosecutor, leading many to conclude the reference was intended to describe Russia’s prosecutor general, Yuri Chaika. Grin, the official who met Rohrabacher and Behrends, is a subordinate of Chaika.

However, when the existence of the June 9 meeting was first reported, Trump Jr. and the former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that adoption policy was the only agenda item.

The Magnitsky Act is tied up with the adoption of Russian children by Americans, which Russia suspended as retaliation for the act’s passage."

Now back to Papa Aras Agaralov. He's your generic corrupt Russian oligarch, except for this piece:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aras_Agalarov (wiki is good enough for this info)

"In January 2013, Agalarov and his son visited Las Vegas, Nevada, after Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, announced at Miss Universe 2012 that the next competition would be hosted by Agalarov in Moscow.[3] He paid Trump $20 million to host the pageant.[2] In November 2013, President Vladimir Putin awarded Agalarov the Russian Order of Honor.[3] That month, Agalarov hosted Miss Universe 2013 at his Crocus City Hall.[3][4] Moreover, Agalarov's wife acted as a judge on the panel while his son was one of the performers.[5]

Herman Gref, who runs Sberbank of Russia, Agalarov and his son hosted a dinner for Trump on the night of the pageant.[3] While in Moscow, Phil Ruffin, who is a partner in Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, and Trump met with the Agalarov and his son at the Ritz-Carlton.[3] Trump then appeared in a music video with Agalarov's son alongside many of the contestants. (Remember the video from five years ago).

"[3] Trump and Agalarov planned on a $3 billion project, with state-owned Sberbank agreeing to provide 70% of the financing.[2]

Agalarov has served as a liaison between Trump and Putin.[6] According to an interview, they once discussed the construction of a Trump Tower in Russia.[7] Agalarov had also reportedly tried to set up a meeting between the two, but this was canceled due to Putin having to meet the Dutch royal couple at the time. Putin instead sent Trump a fedoskino miniature.[8]"

" Agalarov's son, Emin, helped arrange Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya's June 9, 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort in Trump Tower.[9][10] Following the meeting, Agalarov wired $1.2 million to a bank in New Jersey controlled by Emin, a transfer which is being investigated by American law enforcement.[4]

"....Emin said that after Trump won the United States presidential election in 2016, Trump sent them a handwritten note, saying he does not forget his friends.[3]"

That's about it for now. And this is why we give a shit about random Russian pop star cancelling his fucking tour, and it's not because of "exhaustion." A lot of this was covered in the article itself, but I wanted to give further information and expand things that were glossed over.
 

teklegiy

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Quick question for "Make Americans Greedy Again" supporters.
MAGA vs Yes We can.. which one has affected your life the most?
Also in your opinion is America great again now after 3 years or do we need 5 more years for it to be completely great again?
Just asking for a friends who is thinking about taking Russian classes as a second language, because it's required over there to become ATC! who knew!
 

32andBelow

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Quick question for "Make Americans Greedy Again" supporters.
MAGA vs Yes We can.. which one has affected your life the most?
Also in your opinion is America great again now after 3 years or do we need 5 more years for it to be completely great again?
Just asking for a friends who is thinking about taking Russian classes as a second language, because it's required over there to become ATC! who knew!
When was it great before? When the top tax rate was 90%?
 

yup

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The "before" is probably the post-WWII economic boom in the 1950s: You could afford two kids and a big house in the suburbs on your single income, few people went to college but if they did it was cheap (or the government paid for it because you were a veteran), those stinkin' blacks and Messicans knew their place and didn't come into your whites-only neighborhood, and your wife was always ready with dinner on the table when you got home (and didn't complain when you were late because you stopped to visit your mistress).

Oh yeah, and the highest marginal tax rate was 90%.
 

Robertb

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I remember my grandfather saying a quarter, at Auburn, for tuition, room/board, meals, books, etc. was like $52
 
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