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  1. Vaccine arrived earlier than expected today. Arrived right 830am central time. We issued the first vaccine just after 2pm. This vaccine, given on a reservation, was done after a beautiful tribal ceremony welcoming the medicine to our world. The elder introduced the vaccine to our other medicines. We vaccinated the first person in the state of Minnesota at a remote hospital just outside of Bemidji. Today was an extremely emotional day. Tomorrow, I have will two staff members delivering vaccines to tribal nations throughout WI and MI via the USCG. What a time.
    14 points
  2. I received great news. The wife is negative, for the 2nd time, for the virus. Now we just have to hope she didn't catch it while in the ER. Four 12 hour shifts in 4 days did her in. Her electrolytes were dangerously low (magnesium and potassium). That caused a 175 heart rate. I told her that she was bound to have effects without me to take care of her...lol. The doctors still don't know why she had a fever though.
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  3. Maybe if you gave up that retaining wall and arborist, you could make ends meet... The labor shortage is so much more complicated than just the extra unemployment. Does anyone not remember during the tech boom of the 90's how hard it was to find workers? No extra unemployment issues. It's cyclical. There's also other things contributing this time around. Less people are having children or having fewer children, therefore, less teenagers to work. Teenagers also have less time available than in the past. There isn't a sport out there that isn't year round now. If your kid does any sport it's unlikely they will be able to do an after school job. Far fewer teens are driving nowadays as well. I don't get it. But it's a thing. Another thing that has changed is the advent of businesses like Uber, Grubhub, etc. They have taken many of the same workers who used to work in restaurants, retail and fast food. As a small business owner, I noticed most of my colleagues who are bemoaning the extra unemployment couldn't get to the bank fast enough to get their PPP loans because they deserved it. Government hand outs are good when they apply to you. They look down on their employees as lazy and not as good as them and perpetuate that old cliche, well, if they had worked as hard as I did... I'm always bothered by the generalization that if you just "work hard" that things in your life will change and that all ya gotta do is just go back to school and bingo bango, every thing will be all better. That's how we got into this mess in the first place. Growing up in Michigan, I'd say at least half of friends and family had a job with the Big 3 or a supplier. I used to be so jealous of my friends that had Dads who had auto industry jobs. They got time off in the summer, 2 weeks off at Christmas, big profit sharing checks, vacations, cottages up North, etc. That was the good life, then, to me. I literally know of no one anymore who works with the Big 3. Without sounding like a get off my lawn type, back in the day, if you went to college and got a 4 year degree, you were pretty much guaranteed a decent job. Saw an ad on indeed the other day. It was for an accounting clerk. Requirements were a Bachelor's degree, 5 years experience, yada, yada, yada, starting wage....$16/hr. Yeah, but if you go to school and work hard..... Nowadays if you're "uneducated" you're just getting what's coming to you. Sucks to be you for not working hard. Not everyone has what it takes to get an education, but it doesn't make them less than. I couldn't tile a shower, labor in the sun for hours doing landscaping, or have to get bitched at all day by irate customers who don't get their burger in a timely manner. Don't even get me started on the true angels on Earth, the caregivers who work for **** wages to give seniors and those with special needs a better life. Don't tell me those people don't work hard. We all just have different areas what we excel in. It doesn't matter what the system is, there will be those that try and take advantage of it. Let's all be angry at the waitress who is getting an extra $300/wk and can stay home with her kid, but no big deal if the billionaires don't pay taxes. I don't get that at all. Ramble over. But avocado is better in a tortilla than on toast.
    12 points
  4. I'm good. It was a bit rough but I'm pretty much 100% now. Definitely don't ever want to go though that again. Thanks for your concern.
    12 points
  5. Had my second shot (Pfizer) on Saturday. Felt pretty good the rest of the day, and was almost bragging about “no second shot issues!” .... and then..... Sunday. About 24 hours after the shot, it snuck up on me. Extreme aches - not just in the shot arm, but whole body - every single joint. On and off headache and chills. And no energy... so, so tired. However, when I woke up this morning, back to normal (just the “regular” “old as dirt” aches & pains).
    11 points
  6. Today I will oversee the first vaccinations at my facilities. The beginning of the end of this horrid pandemic.
    11 points
  7. This is my daughter’s last official act as a producer with the Wieden Kennedy ad agency in Portland which handles the Nike account. Since she’s only been there two years she’s among the 33% companywide layoffs. She’s really proud of this ad and she has good reason to be.
    11 points
  8. I went ahead and made this clowns banishment to include the entire board instead of just the political forum. Probably should have done this much sooner... sorry. For the record, users can support whomever they wish as long as they are civil to others with differing opinions. It’s when you go above and beyond and act like a total disruptive idiot that usually gets an early exit from the board. Both stanpapi and MAROTH4MVP have been permanently sent to the showers.
    11 points
  9. Papi likes to talk a lot about Detroit politics, but Trump has a lot in common with Kwame Kilpatrick. Both used the government to enrich the lives of themselves and their family, both enjoyed partying with women other than their wives, Kwame took all the credit for the accomplishments of Dennis Archer and put all the blame for the bankruptcy on Archer and never took responsibility, both of them were victims and under a witch hunt, or as Kwame described it, a lynching. Bernard even likened it to being a Jew during the Holocaust. Finally, both of their fixers are in jail. My family was a big supporter of Kwame in the beginning. He was young, intelligent, and charismatic. Soon after he took office, his malfeasance came to light. This is where Papi and I differ greatly. Even though Kwame is a member of my tribe, I quickly disowned him. I ended up voting for Hansen Clarke in the primary and then Freeman Hendrix in the general. I wasn't brainwashed into supporting Kwame since he was part of my tribe. Anyways, back to the development front. My mother is a former city employee who was last in the Detroit planning and development department. She still maintains contacts and keeps abreast of what is going on in Detroit. Papi is full of ****. There is no evidence that federal tax cuts have caused any increase in economic development in the city of Detroit. Let's not forget, Papi originally made the claim about Gilbert and Illitch which was easily debunked. Shinola had announced their plans and started on their hotel before Trump. Beaumont is opening urgent care centers in southeast Michigan (Thanks Obamacare) and not all in Detroit or Tliab's district. Comerica announced their mortgage program in 2017 before the Trump tax cuts. Flagstar and Chase announced similar programs before Trump took office. Those are just off the top of my head. I'm not researching your data for you. Papi is like an auto mechanic who thinks he's talking to a naive woman. He'll try to talk smart about technical terms about how a car operates thinking he has some sort of intellectual superiority all the while we can see through his bull****. Papi is like my court jester. I clap and he entertains me.
    11 points
  10. Little over a week into covid and I feel better. Still have a fever and a massive headache all the damn time, but overall doing better.
    10 points
  11. BTW, MotownSports.com is celebrating our 20th anniversary next month on May 15th. Twenty years... imagine that! However, our time is short without the ad money that both stanpapi and MAROTH4MVP drove to this website. It was a good ride...
    10 points
  12. Men like you are why women don't feel safe. Anywhere.
    10 points
  13. This whole episode is just sickening. And I’m not just talking about the alleged sexual assaults, which on their are sickening. It’s the reaction of Republican Party and its basket of deplorables that turns my stomach. It was bad enough when Trump nominated a political operative like Kavanaugh to the open seat, but it was easy to brush it aside as the inherent cost of the republicans winning the presidency along with a senate majority. But it is clear that the White House and Congress didn’t care one bit about identifying a worthy jurist to nominate to arguably one of the most important and powerful positions in country. Politcal leanings aside, a Supreme Court justice needs to be an impeccable human. Instead, the deplorables just looked for biggest politcal stooge they could find that wears a robe to work. Now we’ve got elected representatives going on the record to normalize and excuse sexual assault.
    10 points
  14. We went to Ford Field today and couldn’t have been more impressed. My son wasn’t having anything to do with a shot today. The poor national guard airman tried but there’s limits on what they can do. Wife and I were doing our best to contain him. The airman was so nice and gracious. Said he’s done this kind of thing for years. He called in the head doctor in charge and after trying a few more things the doctor asked if a bed would help. So he led us to a first aid room used during games and it worked. For my sons testosterone injections I have to lay on his chest end hold his arms down so they can get it into the leg. The doctor gave us his phone number and said to call him when we come back and he will arrange this again. We were so impressed with the hospitality. Not once did anyone blow us off. The check in lady saw my son and immediate said “would it help if you didn’t have to wait?” From them on we were taken care of. Well done FEMA and all the workers and volunteers or whoever they are.
    9 points
  15. Just got an appointment for my first shot - Sunday. Feeling very lucky
    9 points
  16. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/12/16/covid-vaccine-arrives-first-for-native-nations-in-minn Heck of a week. My last name is frye, for reference.
    9 points
  17. I usually don't venture into the political forum but I figured it was important enough to post my New York experience. I went back to the office in Manhattan for the first time since early March last Wednesday and encountered a sobering reality. People just don't give a ****. I'd say that about half weren't wearing masks and a portion of the mask wearers had it slid down under their chin (what's the point of wearing a mask in that case?). This is in a relatively sparsely populated Manhattan, what is going to happen once Phase 2 starts this week and thousands more flood into the city? This is in a democratic state, I can't imagine what it's like down south and in the midwest. This is the thing with 'Murica. Too many people care more about their personal freedoms than the greater good of the country. It sickens me how selfish this country is, a product of the "leadership" sadly. I mean, just look at that pathetic rally last night. I'm afraid that we'll see more lockdowns in the fall (when the virus will likely flare up again) because people are too damn stupid, selfish or just plain ignorant to practice very basic health guidelines for the betterment of our country, a minor inconvenience to put on a mask to protect your fellow humans. Funny enough, these are the same people who will complain when things get shut down again. I've never been more ashamed of our country to be quite honest.
    9 points
  18. My husband and I and two of our children work in healthcare. I see you. However bad you think it is, it's 100x worse than that. There aren't enough tests, not enough PPE, not enough people on the front lines. I have literally stopped talking to all the Trump supporters I know, including my own Father and siblings. They created this with their hatred, greed and stupidity. Trump and the Republicans ******* knew and lied about it to make a buck and score political points. I ******* hate them all.
    9 points
  19. Why is it that regular people are encouraged to hvae 3 months in emergency money saved up but corporations after a week are totally broke? We passed a huge tax cut so that people could get an extra $3 a week and corporations could get billions.... so then they buy back their stock.... now they need more? what a scam
    9 points
  20. No? Nothing? Yeah, I didn't think so. I'll illuminate for everyone else. Over 1 million acres of federal land in Utah was earmarked by Obama for Bears Ears National Monument, which is his right under the Antiquities Act passed during Teddy Roosevelt's administration in 1906. American Indian leaders had been pushing for this for years, and Obama delivered for them. Since the land was already federal land, the federal government already had jurisdiction over it. There was no grab of land by Obama from anyone, because Obama was already the executive authority over the land. Utah Republicans opposed the creation of a national monument because they themselves wanted to preserve only a portion of that land, while handing off the remainder of it to private interests to extract natural gas or otherwise develop for commercial use. IOW, there was money in it for them, and Obama preëmpted that. That's why they're pissed off. You, of course, are pissed off for a different reason: Obama acted like a boss, and that's because he was the boss. So, anyway, not only did Obama not grab any land from private citizens, or even from a state, but also, his action fell squarely within his rights codified in an already existing law. It is the complete opposite of what the situation would be if Trump were to declare a national emergency where there clearly isn't any, and then were to use the military to seize land not already owned by the federal government or by one of the United States, but instead owned by private citizens. Complete opposite. And bonus: the op-ed piece from The Hill that you cited was penned by a guy named Gary L. Gregg II who is listed in the piece as "director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville". For those who don't already know, The McConnell Center is an endowed institution created in 1991 by ... drum roll, please ... U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, aka Obama's arch-nemesis. Another swing and a miss. You're the Chris Davis of the political forum, minus the home runs.
    9 points
  21. Actually, I'm quite accurate with my assessment of you. I (and I assume others) have no issue with you believing that this never happened. That is your right to have your own opinion. I DO have an issue with you disrespecting women with that picture that you decided to post. I was raped five years ago. That's a whole lot less than thirty years. And you know what? I don't remember every single detail of the moment, how I got there, who else was there, etc. I remember what happened and who I was with. If I wanted to prosecute now, there would be no evidence because I was too ashamed to tell anyone at the time, as I thought it was my fault. I could still count on one hand how many people know. And the reason for that is people like you who automatically shame the victim, accuse them of lying, and make fun of them. Your words show that you don't understand or care how being assaulted ruins your psyche and your life. You can say that there's no proof of the assault occurring, but there is no proof of it not either. That is why an investigation is necessary. There is no "innocent until proven guilty", he isn't on trial. Anyone that objects to an investigation is putting politics over the safety and concerns of many women. I don't want a rapist making decisions about my body, and I'm sure you wouldn't want one having control over your daughters either. So why not allow due process and if he's innocent, it will come out in the investigation?
    9 points
  22. I like how the guy who believes any outrageous conspiracy about Obama from Alex Jones wants incontrovertible evidence.
    9 points
  23. I particularly like the double post feature that JBK has unlocked.
    9 points
  24. What's so hard to grasp that at some point you have to change the guidelines? Anytime something changes people will ***** about "why didn't you do that last week????" Nothing is ever good enough for some people. What changed in the last few weeks? Well for one vaccination rates continue to go up. Cases continue to go down everywhere. It's approaching late spring and the weather is turning and people want to do ****. Anyone who needs a vaccine can walk into a drug store now and get one. Kids are now eligible. Some people just have to *****. It's in their nature. Misery is the point. And people act like being asked to wear a mask is like being asked to walk around with a stick up their ***.
    8 points
  25. Thanks go out to everyone who helped.....I got a vaccination appointment for Wednesday. Kroger out in Canton. They also automatically set a 2nd appointment so it must not be the J&J vaccine. Although, if given a choice, I will pick it. But oh boy, a vaccination!
    8 points
  26. I know most of you guys on this board will look at this guy as a racist. But it's all about states rights. In this case, he's making a statement that the power belongs with the states, not the federal government. So much so, that states should be able to invalidate other state powers when it comes to the outcome of what the federal government will look like. This is important because if the federal government has policies you don't like, you than would have to worry about how those policies affect your state's rights. Your state's rights affect how you live day to day more so than your federal rights. For instance, until his state can have full dominion over it's own laws, they can't get the economy back to the good old days of the pre-1860's. This guy may not even be able to ever own a slave if the federal ...... oh wait, nevermind. This guy is racist.
    8 points
  27. Today, I received my 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    8 points
  28. a bunch of white dudes who think women should stay home are being overshadowed by a strong woman and they don't like that. It's a macho thing. She made tough decisions, got a lot of favorable press over it, and left them holding their dicks.
    8 points
  29. Questioning a man like Donald Trump's motives is entirely rational. To not do that would be irrational. It's only pretzel logic to people wishing to be contrarian in an attempt to defend the president. There's going to be enough skepticism around this without him jumping in trying to push it through for the sole motive of electoral benefit rather than a health benefit. His history on this pandemic is quite clear that it's all been about how it affects him personally not us. There's no pretzel logic.
    8 points
  30. We're celebrating the awesome creation of an ad agency producer in her early 20's, who is getting international acclaim. We don't actually give a **** who the client is.
    8 points
  31. Not true. It's another one of those myths put out there that it's somehow this agonizing decision which is only meant to shame women. I had an abortion and I didn't feel conflicted or remorseful or bad about it in any way. It was a pro life decision. Pro my life, pro my husband's life and pro my other children's lives (and I have an adopted child FWIW). I was the last person I ever thought would want or need an abortion, but that's how life goes sometimes. I was lucky to have the access, but so many other don't. The pandemic has exposed what a farce the "Pro Life" movement is
    8 points
  32. On a more serious note, I love this young man, who every night plays Taps in front of the Veterans Home in Paramus NJ, where, to date, over 70 have died from the virus, my father being one of them. I will be forever grateful for his initiative in honoring the memories of these men and women, especially since none of us who lost family there were able to be with them, but also lifting the spirits of the veterans still at the home, who can hear him every night, and know they are not being forgotten. Thank you, Alex Saldana.
    8 points
  33. Anyone who still supports the president or thinks he’s doing a good job is an idiot pro life my ***
    8 points
  34. Me and the wife are taking in a long weekend of Tigers baseball late June. Thought this was a cool schedule so I wanted to share: Thursday, June 20 - Lehigh Valley Ironpigs @ Toledo Mudhens, 7pm Friday, June 21 - Erie Seawolves @ Akron Rubberducks, 7pm Saturday, June 22 - West Michigan WhiteCaps @ Lake County Captains, 7pm Sunday, June 23 - Detroit Tigers @ Clevelend Indians, 1pm Four levels of the organization all in one weekend, just an hour or so apart from each other. Not excited about being in Ohio for 3 1/2 days but what the heck!
    8 points
  35. It's not just about making better choices - otherwise so many people wouldn't be at the bottom - not everyone is stupid. You can take all the risks you want, but if you don't have control of the means of production or the capital to acquire it, you're not going to be able to break into the protectionist club very easily.
    8 points
  36. I went to the nearby Chinese restaurant to fulfill a takeout order for my wife. While I was waiting for my food, another guy who was waiting for his food started a video on his smartphone full blast for all to hear. He was watching, I guess, a Fox News feed where they were blathering about capitalism and socialism and Venezuela and 1000% inflation and whatnot. The place is small, so you can't not hear it. I didn't want to hear it. I didn't want to hear anything. I just wanted to get my food and leave. So I opened the music app on my own phone and started playing, at full blast, "People of the Sun" by Rage Against the Machine. After maybe ten or so seconds he looked up from his phone at me. I looked at him and smiled. He smiled back. He turned off his phone. I turned off my phone. We waited in blissful silence until I got my food a couple minutes later. As I left, I smiled and nodded at him. He smiled and nodded back. See? We can all get along after all.
    8 points
  37. **** Donald Trump and anyone who stands with him.
    8 points
  38. I went through all the indictments and public reports on the matter and tried to arrange things chronologically to see if it helps understand anything. Here's what I got, but obviously this is not all inclusive. I'm going to keep digging for dates of events. I have not included information from the Russian indictment yet. April 1992 – April 2013 – Manafort creates numerous companies. 2005 – Manafort creates Davis Manafort Partners, Inc to engage in political consulting. Gates was right-hand man. 2006 – Party of Regions, pro-Russia political party in Ukraine, retained Manafort through DMP (eventually DMI) to advance its interests in Ukraine, US, and elsewhere. 2006-2014 – Manafort, Gates and Others lobbied in the USA on behalf of Yanukovych June 10, 2008 – September 11, 2014 – Manafort wires hundreds of large payments he does not pay taxes on. 2008-2014 – Manafort does not pay taxes on offshore bank accounts 2008-2015 – Manafort disguised as loans, payments to numerous Cypriot entities. 2010 – Yanukovych elected President of Ukraine March 26, 2010-November 25, 2014 – Gates wires money to his offshore accounts 2011 – Manafort creates DMP International for foreign consulting. Gates was right-hand man. October 4, 2011 – Manafort lies to tax preparer about offshore accounts. February 1, 2012 – November 29, 2012 – Manafort uses unreported money to purchase real estate. 2012 – European Centre for a Modern Ukraine created in Belgium as a mouthpiece for Yanukovych and the Party of Region. Manafort, Gates, and others used it to lobby and conduct PR campaigns on behalf of Ukranian regime. 2012 – Manafort and Gates, on behalf of Yanukovych and the Government of Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice retained a US law firm to right a report on the trial of Tymoshenko. Poor treatment of Tymoshenko viewed as a problem by USA. Manafort and Gates used offshore accounts to pay for the report, and also to pay a PR firm to help with lobbying. 2012 – Manafort and Gates, on behalf of Ukraine, secretly retained a group of former senior Europmean politicians to take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying in the US. 2012 – Manafort purchases two NYC property from Cyprus accounts. 2012-2013 – Manafort used at least four offshore accounts to wire more than 2 million euros to pay the group of former politiicans. 2012-2014 – Manafort and Gates had lobbying companies operate with the Centre to reduce exposure. February 2012 – Manafort with the assistance of gates lobbied two Washington DC firms on behalf of Yanukovych, the Party of Regions, and Ukraine. April 8, 2012 – Manafort wrote Yanukovych a memo providing and update on the lobbying activites. June 2012 – Manafort creates Eyes Only memo explaining the purpose of explaining the Hapsburg Group, managed by a former European Chancellor, who lobbied members of Congress in 2013. July 27, 2012 – Memo from Manafort to Ukraine and Yanukovych: “this document will address the rollout strategy for the law firm’s legal report, and provide a detailed play of action.” November 2012 – Gates wrote to Lobbying companies and directed them to brief Paul on updates for Ukraine. 2013 – Lobbying firms engaged in extensive lobbying, lobbying multiple members of Congress to reduce Ukranian sanctions. Manafort directly lobbied a Member of Congress (Rohrbacher?) who had Ukraine within his subcommittee’s purview. 2013 – Former European Chancellor lobbies Congress at behest of Manafort on behalf of Ukraine. March 19 2013 – Manafort, lobbyist, and a member of Congress discuss Ukraine with Gates present. 2014 – Yanukovych fled Ukraine for Russia amid protests of Government corruption. The Centre ceased operations. 2014 – December 2017 – Richard Pinedo operated online service called Auction Essistance. Pinedo offered a variety of services designed to circumvent the security features of large online digital payment companies, including a large digital payments company referred to as Company 1. Pinedo sold bank account numbers through interstate and foreign commerce over the internet, obtained bank account numbers either in his own name or purchased by others, many by using stolen identities of US persons. Pinedo sold bank account numbers over the internet to help people verify identity using the payment company. Users used those accounts. Pinedo collected money for the accounts. July 16, 2015: Donald Trump announced candidacy for President. December 10, 2015 – Michael Flynn attends RT Gala with Vladimir Putin and Jill Stein. Late 2015-early 2016—Manafort struggles to borrow against his Brooklyn property and struggles to take out a mortgage on his first NYC condo. January 2016 – Miller joins Trump campaign. January 26, 2016 – After struggling to get mortgage on condominium, Manafort falsely claimed his rental property was being occupied by his daughter and her husband. He wrote to his son-in-law to advise him to remember that he lives there. February 2016 – Manafort secures a construction loan on the second house, but used construction money on a property in California. February 2016 – Manafort makes many false statements to secure a third loan. February 2016 – Manafort approaches Donald Trump through a mutual friend. February 28, 2016 – Sessions becomes first Senator to endorse Trump. 2016 – A fourth property in Bridgehampton, NY, Manafort fraudulently obtains a loan. March 2016 – Manafort secures a loan on the house. March 2016 – Manafort and Gates submitted a doctored 2015 DMI P&L that overstated DMI’s 2015 income by $4M.Gates requested a bookkeeper add revenue, she refused. March 6, 2016 – George Papadopoulos joins Trump Campaign March 14, 2016 – George Papadopoulos met professor who later told him Russians possessed dirt on then candidate Hillary Clinton. March 21, 2016 – George Papadopoulos named by Washington Post as one of five named foreign policy advisors for the Trump Campaign. March 24, 2016 – George Papadopoulos met female Russian national and professor. March 25, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed status to Campaign Supervisor (Sam Clovis) and several members of foreign policy committee about the meeting to “arrange a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump.” Clovis says “great work” March 31, 2016 – George Papadopoulos attends a national security meeting in DC with Trump and other foreign policy advisors. Papadopoulos introduced himself as somebody with connections to Putin. March 31, 2016 – Paul Manafort joins the campaign. Early April 2016 – George Papadopoulos sends several emails to national security team regarding contacts with “The Russians” and his “outreach to Russia” April 10, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed the Female Russian National who responded the next day that she “would be very pleased to support your initiatives between our two countries.” April 11, 2016 – George Papadopoulus receives email from Professor to announce his April 18 trip to Moscow. The Female Russian National responded " I have already alerted my personal links to our conversation and your request. ... As mentioned we are all very excited by the possibility of a good relationship with Mr. Trump. The Russian Federation would love to welcome him once his candidature would be officially announced." April 18, 2016 – Professor introduced over email Papadoupolos to a Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officer. Proceeded over several weeks to have several conversations setting “the groundwork” for a “potential” meeting between Campaign and Russian officials. April 22, 2016 -- Russian MFA Connection sent email to Papadoupolos thanking him for an extensive talk and proposed to meet in London or Moscow. Papadopoulos replied suggesting a London meeting. April 25, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed a senior policy advisor (Stephen Miller) “The Russian Gov has an open invitation by Putin for Trump to meet him when he is ready. The advantage of being in London is that these Governments tend to speak more openly in neutral cities. April 26, 2016 – George Papadopoulos met the professor in London. The Professor tells that he had just returned from Moscow where he had met with high level Russian officials, where he learned the Russians had obtained dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of emails. April 27, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed Stephen Miller “Have some interesting messages coming in from Moscow about a trip when the time is right.” April 27, 2016 – George Papadopoulos emailed Corey Lewandowski to discuss Russia’s interest in hosting Trump. April 30, 2016 – George Papadolpoulos emailed the professor thanking him for help. May 4, 2016 – Russian MFA Connection emailed Papadopoulos and the Professor saying MFA is open for cooperation. Papdopoulos responded saying he was glad they were interested and forwarded the email to Lewandowski. May 13, 2016 – The Professor emailed Papadopoulos with an update of their recent discussions: “We will continue to liaise through you with the Russian counterparts in terms of what is needed for a high level meeting of Trump with Russia” May 14, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Lewandowski stating the Russian Government is interested in hosting Trump May 21, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Manafort “Request from Russia to meet Mr. Trump” and added “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite some time and have been reaching out to me to discuss.” May 21, 2016 – Manafort forwards email from Papadopoulos to Rick Gates saying “Let’s discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT I s not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as to not send any signal.” June 1, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Lewandowski, who referred him to Clovis “he is running point.” Papadopoulos emailed Clovis. June 9, 2016 – Trump Tower meeting with Manafort, Trump Jr, Kushner June 19, 2016 – Papadopoulos emailed Lewandowski “New message from Russia” detailing the Russian MFA trying to set up a meeting for Trump. June 20, 2016 – Corey Lewandowski fired as campaign manager. Paul Manafort takes over. July, 2016 – Clovis told Papadopoulos to “make the trip” on August 15, 2016 for off record meetings with Russian officials. The meeting did not take place. July 2016 – January 2017 – Manafort and Gates secured $16M in loans using fraudulently obtained property as collateral. August 15, 2016 – Ukranian connections of Manafort reported in New York Times August 16, 2016 – Gates communicated false and misleading talking points to Lobbying Company B in writing August 19, 2016 – Manafort leaves as Campaign Manager. Kellyanne Conway takes over. Gates stays on. September 2016 – DOJ informs Manafort, Gates, and DMI that it sought to determine whether they had acted as agents under FARA. September 2016 – Gates called Van Der Zwaan and “Person A” regarding a report, later deletes an email between Person A and him around this time. October 3, 2016 – Manafort lies to tax preparer about offshore accounts. October 21, 2016 – Manafort had Gates doctor 2016 DMI P&L and submitted to lender. When questioned about $300,000 delinquency on his AmEx, Manafort blamed Gates for running up the charges. November 8, 2016 – Flynn writes op-ed in The Hill ghost written by Turkish Government. November 8, 2016 – Donald Trump elected President. November 10, 2016 – Obama warns Trump about Flynn. November 18, 2016 – Flynn accepts offer of National Security Advisor. Sessions also nominated as AG. November 23, 2016 – Manafort, Gates and DMI submitted false letters to Congress. December 21, 2016 – Egypt submitted a resolution to the UN Security Council on Israeli settlements. December 22, 2016 – Kushner directed Flynn to contact officials from gonverments including Russia to learn where they stood. December 22, 2016 – Flynn contacted the Russian Ambassador about the pending vote. Flynn informed the Russian Ambassador about the incoming administration’s opposition to the resolution. December 23, 2016 – Flynn again spoke with ambassador who informed Flynn that Russia would not vote agains the resolution. December 28, 2016 – Barack Obama signed executive order enacting sanctions against Russia for 2016 election meddling. December 28, 2016 – Russian ambassador contacted Flynn about the sanctions. December 29, 2016 – Flynn called senior transition team member to discuss what to do about the sanctions and the potential impact of those sanctions on the Trump administration foreign policy goals. Transition team agreed not to escalate. December 29, 2016 – Flynn called the Russian Ambassador saying not to escalate the situation. December 29, 2016 – Flynn calls back senior transition team member to report on the call. December 30, 2016 – Putin released a statement indicating Russia would not retaliate. December 30, 2016 – Trump praises Putin for delaying retaliation. “I always knew he was very smart.” December 31, 2016 – Russian ambassador informs Flynn Russia won’t retaliate. December 31, 2016 – Flynn spoke with Transition team and detailed that conversation. January 6, 2017 – Comey and Trump first meet. Comey assures Trump he is not being investigated. January 10, 2017 – Sessions lies to Senate about Russian contacts. January 20, 2017 – Donald Trump inaugurated January 24, 2017 – Michael Flynn made false statements to the FBI. January 24, 2017 – Sally Yates, in response to Flynn interview, made urgent request to meet with Don McGahn. January 26-27, 2017 – Sally Yates informs McGahn is compromised and open to blackmail by the Russians January 27, 2017 – George Papadopoulos made false statements to FBI: · That he met the professor and learned about dirt before he joined the campaign. · That his contacts with the professor were inconsequential. · That he met the female Russian National before he joined the campaign. January 27, 2017 – Trump requests dinner with Comey in White House, requesting loyalty. January 27, 2017 – Gates and others form America First Policies PAC January 31, 2017 – Sally Yates fired for not supporting travel ban. February 8, 2017 – Sessions confirmed AG. February 10, 2017 – Manafort and Gates sent false FARA letters to congress. February 13, 2017 – Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Advisor after his communications with Russian ambassador reported in the press. February 14, 2017 – Trump asks Comey to let Flynn stuff go: “he’s a good guy.” February 16, 2017 – Papadopoulos agrees to cooperate with the FBI. Feburary 17, 2017 – Papadopoulos deactivated his Facebook account which contained communication with the professors. February 23, 2017 – Papadopoulos changed cell phone number. March 2, 2017 – Sessions recused himself rom Russia investigation. March 7, 2017 – Flynn filed multiple FARA documents pertaining to a project performed by him and his Government for the benefit of Turkey. Flynn made false statements and omissions saying he did not know the extent to which Turkey was involved in the project, Turkey project was focused on improving US business confidence in Turkey, and that his November 8 op ed was not directed by Turkey. March 30, 2017 – Trump calls Comey, describing Russian investigation as a “cloud,” brought up McCabe’s wife being close to Clintons. April 11, 2017 – Trump asked Comey about “getting out” that he was not personally under investigation. May 8, 2017 – Comey fired. May 17, 2017 – Special Council Mueller appointed. June 8, 2017 – Comey testifies before Senate. July 27, 2017 – Papadopoulos arrested at Dulles International Airport and started to cooperate. July 28, 2017 – Manafort’s house raided at dawn. October 5, 2017 – Papadopoulos pleads guilty October 25, 2017 – Gates lied to tax preparer about offshore accounts. October 27, 2017 – Manafort and Gates receive initial indictments October 30, 2017 – Papadopoulos plea unsealed. Paul Manafort and Richard Gates indicted. November 3, 2017 – Alex Van Der Zwaan lied to SC office. December 1, 2017 – Michael Flynn pleads guilty. February 1, 2018 – Gates lies to Mueller team during Proffer session about March 2013 meeting. February 12, 2018 – Richard Pinedo pleads guilty. February 16, 2018 – 13 Russian Nationals, three Russian entities charged with multiple crimes. February 20, 2018 – Alex van der Zwann pleads guilty. February 22, 2018 – Gates and Manafort receive superseding indictment. February 23, 2018 – Gates pleads guilty. February 23, 2018 – Manafort superceding indictment.
    8 points
  39. The only ones who support him are those who endow him with mythical qualities. He'll clean up the swamp; it's swampier than ever. He'll make us safer; hatred and violence are increasingly overt. He'll make America first; he makes himself first. He'll bring back jobs and stimulate the economy; he's done nothing tangible, doesn't seem to understand the issues. He's a shrewd negotiator; he's clearly out of his depths. He tells it like it is; no, he's an amoral liar. They support him for what they wish he was, and blind themselves to what he is.
    8 points
  40. No, that's simply not true. Not to this level. Stop trying to normalize this outlandish behavior by a horrible group of people. It's beneath you. You could be better than that. it's a disgusting display and weakening our country. Anyone can see it and those who don't have other agendas at play to ignore it.
    8 points
  41. A bit late in the day, but a cool pic I saw on Twitter of MLK playing ball with his daughter.
    7 points
  42. It's really stunning to me that of all the crap we've seen.... this is the guy to take an issue with? Not Trump? Pence? Azar? Redfield? Atlas? All 5 of those guys were on record saying the most ridiculously wrong things but we go after the career servant who's spent his life helping people fight disease going back to the 80's with HIV/AIDS? The one with zero to gain? If Fauci wanted to gain attention he had plenty of opportunities to do this before COVID. He didn't just jump on the scene. He's an 80 year old guy working his *** off every day for us and he could have retired comfortably years ago.
    7 points
  43. His slider can be found in the outfield seats about 400 feet away from home plate.
    7 points
  44. You wouldn't have ever heard about the murder of Seth Rich if it weren't for the fake news that Jerome Corsi, Fox News and others had pumped out about him. So, the very fact that you are hemming and hawing about how "awfully suspicious" it was all comes down to the fake news. We actually do know! We actually ******* know that Seth Rich and his family were dragged through the mud by a bunch of conspiracy theorists for their own political ends. Jerome Corsi literally admitted it. So dupes like yourself can come around and hem and haw about how "awfully suspicious" it looks and how about "how we'll never know" and all that bull****.... all pure spectulation and all nihilistic BS, the logical end of which means that there can be no such thing as common truth. Just own the fact that you fell for it. For once.
    7 points
  45. In any event, stan's arguments are embarrassingly terrible.
    7 points
  46. I think your irony meter needs calibrating. God, people are pissy. As if it's my fault that the Dems put up the only candidate Trump could beat. ?
    7 points
  47. The problem is that they see themselves with the breastplate of righteousness which in reality are the earmuffs of not hearing logic.
    7 points
  48. Not me. I am cynically imagining Shelton, Walt and Bigglesworth pumping up their favorability ratings by constantly liking each others posts!
    7 points

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