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Messages - Damitall

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Lol

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The left-wing conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign "colluded" with Russian officials ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign continued to crash and burn Friday, with Robert Mueller's indictment showing the foreign nationals began meddling in US politics one year before Donald Trump announced his run for office.

https://www.hannity.com/media-room/collusion-collapse-mueller-says-russian-meddling-began-before-trumps-candidacy/amp/



Almost exactly a year after the above tweet: "Woman Who Helped Organize Miss Universe in 2013 Announced Trump's Presidential Run in January, 2015"

Go ahead and put your high-speed mind to work on the possible implications.
On a side note: I talk with many people from Russia and other former USSR countries at work. They often can't speak Greek and I don't speak Russian, so we discuss in English.

I've NEVER heard anyone do the pseudo-stereotypical "no articles" accent. It just doesn't occur.

Why the hell is that woman tweeting that way?

My Russian friends are fluent in English, but frequently leave out their definite articles. When they get excited, which is often, it's almost as if they're parodying themselves
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Just LOVIN' Sean Hannity's latest batshittery (the secret sperm on Obama's portrait)

People take this guy seriously - this is what America has come to

Sad!
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Pingu has predicted that Donald Trump will not be in office by January of 2019. I believe that she believes this primarily because she reads fake news. ( understandable because she is a fake scientist )

One of the most non fake news sources I have read in the past couple years is Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. Here's what he had to say this morning...

"Republicans have circled the wagons around Trump in the lead up to the November mid term Congressional elections. He is now safe from impeachment until at least 2019 since 2/3rds of the Senate is needed. The Democrats have squandered everything on neo-cons and neo-McCarthyism."

https://mobile.twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/961970568932286464



Safe until 2019?

Maybe. But 2019 is not far off, and anyway meticulous investigations of money-laundering and obstruction of justice may well use up that time.
Truth Matters, eh, Dave?. May as well get at all of it, wherever it leads.
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That's fine.  Keep thinking that if you please.  It won't change what I do every day - working toward "Local Community Sufficiency" based on a Restorative Agriculture Model - which in turn, if adopted far and wide, could help us trim down our federal and state bureaucracies and help us depend less on multinational corporations all of whom tend toward the types of corruption that we see being investigated by congress right now.

So you've been "working towards local community sufficiency" for some years now.
You've achieved a poor-quality straw hovel and a couple of tipi-style tents
You've killed a few animals, but managed to keep a couple of goats, and had some kids from them
You've devised a Rube Goldberg moving goat pen
You've drunk a lot of goat milk

This far, you're not even SELF-sufficient; and nothing you have done adds to the concept of sustainability - or even of "community"
"Working" towards?  Only by a very generous definition of the word.

And in the meantime, you seem very happy that the Thing in the White House, and its incompetent and ignorant Administration, is busy gutting every agency whose remit it was to keep your food and water clean and safe; to preserve at least some of your country's astounding natural landscapes and ecosystems; to keep the very air you breathe safe; and to try and keep a lid on malpractice and corruption.

Deluded much? Why yes, I think you are. Bigly.
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This is pointless. Dave is one of the vast number of Frightened Fundagelicals who dare not change a belief once settled on.To consider doing so is tantamount to denying his own personhood, and may result in debasing the whole of his upbringing.

It goes along with fear of strong, independent women; and the fear that someone may have something he doesn't have

Whatever happens with Ol'Baldy, Hairless Fuhrer, Dave will never believe anything he doesn't believe now.
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Jeez, I hope this is true...

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/370857-dutch-spy-agencies-passed-fbi-crucial-intel-on-russian-election-hacking

... if only because it would be really embarrassing for the Roosians
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But wait a minute... I thought there was no such thing as a correct configuration for a gene in Bizarro Darwin world.

After all, random mutation is the engine of all biological diversity... So we are told.

Quite right.  But there are genes that work and there are broken genes. Even working genes may have several different versions, but still work. You won't hear scientists referring to "correct" genes, just functional genes.

But to the larger point - you say we must "work with nature"  but are quite happy with the distinctly unnatural process of inserting a functional gene into an organism to compensate for a non-functional gene?

Whose world is Bizarro World again?
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With this in mind, I'm pretty sure no one would be so foolish as to try to make Microsoft Excel a better software program by manipulating the machine code for the software.

I believe it would likewise be foolish to try to manipulate individual amino acids on the DNA double helix in order to try to make a living organism better.

If you think that DNA is composed of amino acids your ignorance is even worse than I thought, Mr Better-Scientist-Than-Everyone-Else, and you have some reading to do.
Aside from that WHY is foolish to manipulate DNA in the pursuit of optimisation?
Is it equally foolish to research methods of replacing defective genes, when those defects are causing disease?
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That "machine code" thing is really one of Dave's worst analogies, and that's saying something. I can't think of anything in most science it remotely fits except for some biotech stuff and maybe some particle physics.

ETA: And of course there's nothing inherently wrong with working with machine code if you know what you're doing.

Yes. And it doesn't alter my point.
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It's quite possible that some clever-clogs COULD amend the Excel source code to improve it. Would Dave then refuse to use the improved version?

If not, what's his beef against improving the genome of a living organism? What's wrong with a higher-yielding crop plant? Or a disease-resistant animal?
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rural oregon is a very strange place.

Those of my friends who have been to different parts of rural America report that some places are not just weird, but downright threatening to strangers.  "nice to have you visit, but it'd be healthier for you to move on right soon" sort of thing
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Damitall that is great that you have had success in business. What's weird is that you think your business experience somehow qualifies you to say that Donald Trump is making mistakes with international trade. I suspect that you just don't like the guy and you are shooting your mouth off. But feel free to prove me wrong and explain to me how you are qualified to judge him.

Oh, for crying out loud!
I judge him, as anyone with his claims should WANT to be judged - by the results he got. Listed further up - multiple bankruptcies, multiple business failures, swindles, stiffings of suppliers and workers...all proven matters of legal record, you twat, not the made-up-from-whole-cloth bullshit fabric of lies that you support and spread every day of your miserable, wasted, braggart's life
Look, if you want to support a man with such a record, with the moral fibre of Jello, who lies like a rug every time he opens his trap, and who couldn't lead a conga line, let alone a country, go right ahead.

But you will be part of a diminishing section of the fearful bigoted Merkins dying out because they consistently vote against their own interests, and die of opioid abuse and other eminently treatable conditions for lack of state-supported healthcare. Or who are injured by crappy infrastructure falling apart under them for lack of tax money to repair roads and bridges. Or who suffer because the government agencies whose job it is to protect them from Big Ag filling the environment with ecology-destroying pesticides have been gutted on the orders of Big Ag

I'm much heartened on behalf of all good Merkins to earn that Oregon has just voted YES to a measure increasing taxes to pay for healthcare. It attracts matching federal money and has the whole-hearted support of the insurers and healthcare providers (and even of some Rethuglicans) - and it passes with a vote of over 60%.
It seems that rural counties - just where a higher proportion of folk are poor and find it difficult to buy healthcare - were the ones to vote against. Go figure. Do rural fearful bigoted Merkins not understand the principle of insurance? Do they not understand that a little extra tax paid by everybody buys a shit-ton of healthcare for those in need? Which might be them next year, the year after...?
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And to cap it all, the Orange Shartcannon has started a trade war with China and South Korea. No more affordable washing machines or solar energy for you 'Merkins!

The dollar is taking a battering today. Hair Furore will own up to that - I don't think.

It will cost him  a whole lot more dollars to repay his Russian debt now. Mind you, he has a piss-poor track record in repaying debt anyway.

And of course anybody repaying foreign currency loans will have to find extra dollars. I wonder who those debtors will blame?
Didn't you claim to be a businessman?  How is it then that you cannot recognize good business skills in someone else? ... talking about DT here.  I suspect he is a far more successful businessman than you in terms of sheer size of his business.  Why do you not recognize that and at least give him some credit for being shrewd?
Nope.

Given what he started with he should have done much, much better than he has.



Hum.
I've run businesses, home and export.  All were and are still successful. In 30+ years, I've never gone bankrupt. Never stiffed a supplier, never cheated a customer and always paid my employees well. Because of the regulatory environments into which we sold, the products were always best quality, too. Never borrowed money I couldn't pay back.
I'd rather take that record to the pearly gates than Trump's record of not paying, of serial bankruptcy to escape liability, of crappy product, of swindling customers, of over-indebtedness....
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And to cap it all, the Orange Shartcannon has started a trade war with China and South Korea. No more affordable washing machines or solar energy for you 'Merkins!

The dollar is taking a battering today. Hair Furore will own up to that - I don't think.

It will cost him  a whole lot more dollars to repay his Russian debt now. Mind you, he has a piss-poor track record in repaying debt anyway.

And of course anybody repaying foreign currency loans will have to find extra dollars. I wonder who those debtors will blame?
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Hey, you Americans!

What's it like living in a banana republic vassal state of Russia?

Jeez.
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The conclusion I draw is that Dave feels enabled/validated by people calling him out - probably because no-one else with a brain takes  a blind bit of notice of anything he says.
That's why he's here. Goats and rubes are not great conversationalists, and just agreeing with the local fascists is not very rewarding.
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Don't know. Don't care.

But only because you don't like the answer. You really are a dishonest little shit, aren't you.
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Well, Dave is no longer an investor - but I wonder what he'll be saying when the stock market bubble bursts?

Which it will, the only question is when. Just look at the 10-year Nasdaq and Dow charts

Then compare with the 10-year FTSE charts.

If all slopes return to trend - and they will -, who is going to suffer most, the US investor or the UK investor?

I'm divesting US stocks and increasing proportion in cash
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Meh. What does it matter?

America is slipping way down the international league tables in anything in which people measure contentment or security.


Oh?  How do YOU measure such things?

I don't, myself. I read as many different sources as I can, and make an unbiased judgement as to the likelihood of the results being true.
It's sad, but your loss,  that you can't do that.

But subjectively and purely personally, I'd rather live in a country that was less fearful, less cruel, less greedy, and had better healthcare and better cuisine than America.
That is to say most of Scandinavia and parts of Western Europe. Oh, and Botswana
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Meh. What does it matter?

America is slipping way down the international league tables in anything in which people measure contentment or security.

Really good on military expenditure and percentage of population in prison, though!
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Now that we have that out of the way ...

Yes, I'm ashamed of Trump's comment about shit hole countries. 

And how ashamed are you of those people who were at that meeting but conveniently "don't remember" Trump making any such remarks? How ashamed are you that Trump, having made those remarks, then publicly and vehemently denied making them?

Are you happy with a president that lies so blatantly, Dave. I mean OK all politicians lie sometimes, but not every time they open their fkn mouths.
What amazes we non-Americans is that Trump and his spineless sycophants are getting away so easily with demeaning, corrupting and balkanising your country.


I'm MORE ashamed of YOU.  At least Trump is actually doing something worthwhile in spite of his faults.  YOU, on the other hand ... what do you do that benefits others?
Trump is doing NOTHING , except making life worse for ordinary Americans, removing all their protections,  - particularly from the big businesses you pretend to despise - and destroying all those carefully built international alliances. You think foreign intelligence services aren't reluctant to share with a government full of incompetent stupid bigot Trump appointees?

And I've told you before, I've spent a lifetime developing and making very good infectious disease diagnostic kits used in blood banks and hospitals world-wide- still on highly successful sale, I might add, and much more beneficial to the human race than conning rubes into buying overpriced windows - and I raise plenty money for, and get personally involved in, a number of charities helping  the mentally and physically handicapped. (I've even joined a choir so I can sing at the poor devils, too). And yes, that involves personal sacrifice - just ask my arse after I've done a 200-mile cross-Pennine charity bike ride! (And my liver - much restorative beer is needed after grinding up Crawley Bankside)
That is doing an immeasurable amount more for others than you have ever done, Hawkins, you creepy hypocrite. What have you ever actually GIVEN in time, effort or treasure? Not bloody much
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Now that we have that out of the way ...

Yes, I'm ashamed of Trump's comment about shit hole countries. 

And how ashamed are you of those people who were at that meeting but conveniently "don't remember" Trump making any such remarks? How ashamed are you that Trump, having made those remarks, then publicly and vehemently denied making them?

Are you happy with a president that lies so blatantly, Dave. I mean OK all politicians lie sometimes, but not every time they open their fkn mouths.
What amazes we non-Americans is that Trump and his spineless sycophants are getting away so easily with demeaning, corrupting and balkanising your country.

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...  it's a direct result of their opinion-makers not giving a shit about corruption and only caring about power at the possible expense of American democracy....
That and having an incredibly dense ~ 35% of the population that eats every bit of their shit up like it's the Most Beautiful Piece of Chocolate Cake You've Ever Seen.

It seems a few are waking up - like the union leader representing the Carrier workers more of whom are being laid off despite Carrier getting a $7 million incentive to keep jobs in the US; and the Pennsylvania coalminers  who believed that  He Who Wears A Ferret On His Head when he said he would bring back coalmining jobs.
The union leader said, iirc,  "Trump is a con-man who sold us a sack of shit"

They WERE warned. They did not listen
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Dave thinks a few tens of kilograms of goat droppings over a few acres of land are going to result in an improvement?

Tosser.
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I for one am very interested in sustainability.

You, Dave, have contributed zilch to the body of knowledge growing around sustainability. Proving that you can produce enough goats milk for your own needs hardly counts - any granny with a nanny and some space could do that.

Moreover, you absolutely refuse to consider any alternative to your "build a hovel and mistreat some animals" model. You contemptuously (and contemptibly) dismiss the sterling efforts of thousands of people striving to improve sustainability of all aspects of .modern life. And this is because many of those people are scientists, and scientists to you are what foreigners are to Trump - objects of fear