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Thursday, December 05, 2019

"It was the Russians. I'm 1,000% confident that the hack of the [Democratic National Committee] was by Russian operatives, no one else," [Lindsey] Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill. In a subsequent interview with CNN, Graham said he had "no doubt" that it was the Russians who hacked the emails of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. "It wasn't Ukraine. Russia was behind the stolen DNC emails and Podesta and all that good stuff," the senator said. read more


Monday, November 25, 2019

Thursday, the Washington Post published a remarkable story on its front page revealing a recent spike in the number of "false and misleading claims" made by President Trump. In his first year as President, Trump made 2,140 false claims, according to the Post. In just the last six months, he has nearly doubled that total to 4,229. In June and July, he averaged sixteen false claims a day. On July 5th, the Post found what appears to be Trump's most untruthful day yet: seventy-six per cent of the ninety-eight factual assertions he made in a campaign-style rally in Great Falls, Montana, were "false, misleading or unsupported by evidence." Trump's rallies have become the signature events of his Presidency, and it is there that the President most often plays fast and loose with the facts, in service to his political priorities and to telling his fervent supporters what they want and expect to hear from him. read more


Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Houston Astros announced Tuesday that they've opened an investigation after former Astro Mike Fiers told The Athletic the team used a camera in center field to steal signs and immediately communicate that information to its hitters, violating baseball rules. read more


Thursday, November 07, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) openly speculated on Wednesday night that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, recently changed his impeachment testimony because he was now partnered up with "Democratic operatives" and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA). read more


Donald Trump announced he will be attending the Saturday Alabama vs LSU football game in Tuscaloosa. Confusion ensued after the University of Alabama vice president for Student Affairs Jason Rothfarb sent a letter to saying: "Any organizations that engage in disruptive behavior during the game will be removed from block seating instantly for the the remainder of the season." AL.com ran a story saying: "The Student Government Association at the University of Alabama is warning student groups that causing disruptions during President Trump's visit to the Tide's Saturday game vs. LSU could result in the loss of reserved seating for the remainder of the season." Rothfarb sent AL.com a clarification: "By disruptive behavior, we are asking students to be respectful to all students and staff and avoid altercations. My email has nothing do with anyone's First Amendment rights and I am sorry for any confusion. Please express yourself and especially your pride for the Tide." Trump attended a World Series game Oct. 27 and a UFC match on Saturday, at both he was booed. read more


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The military has to work as a team. Lower ranking people arent paid to think

#28 | POSTED BY BOAZ

This from the guy who called me a Pompus (sic.) Ass.

BOAZ, as an E-5 I owned the skies and pushed Officer Pilots all over the the sky to keep em apart, and blend a never ending, 24 hrs a day schit-load of Tankers, Bombers, and Fighters together in an organized traffic patern into and out of, what was one of the busiest Air Ports in the world at the time. Those planes went where the hell I sent them. I controlled who was Number 1 and who was going to the KAD VOR and hold NW on the three-zero-zero radial, and expect further clearance at 0900 Zulu, time now 0822 Zulu.

Base Commanders sat on the runway and waited for me to tell them when they could take off, and coming in they requested my permission to land. Hells Bells, I sent the Base Commander around to teach a newbee controller that HE was 'the man', and HE owned the sky, and the runway, and taxiways. Not the Captains, Majors, Cols and Generals who were borrowing Uncle Sugar's Government Planes going out and coming in every day. And when I ran into the Base Commander on the golf course the next week, I told him about it, and he slapped me on the back laughed his ass off.

The Air Force made me the E-5 Director of the Skies every time I plugged in. I did a lot of thinking, BOAZ. Evidently you lived in a world of professionally stupid enlisted men who, according to you, didnt need to think; Whoopty-doo for you. But truth is, you dont know crap about the Military at large, Major Fuhkup, where lower ranked enlisted men make life-and-death calls all day, every day. And it takes thinking.

Now go learn how to spell those 2 syllable go-to insults of yours, cause it aint spelled 'Pompus Ass', you Pompous Ass.

There is a second part to this rant to come later. But i will give you time to stew and bray about this one first, Major Ayss-whole.

As you were, Major.

We dont need to analyze stats, nor bother with sample space minutia. The cheating was confessed by Mike Fiers. Every player who didnt go to his Union Rep to report the cheating is complicit in knowingly cheating. Period. End of stat analysis.

If this is true, each of the Astros players, on every Astros team involved, deserve to be sanctioned more severely than the players who are in the PED category.

Ban them all for 5 years. And no, that is not too severe a penalty! After the 5th year they may request reinstatement and appeal their continued banishment. Will it cost them their careers? Maybe. They can always sue their employers for requiring them to cheat. That's on them.

Management who knew should be banned for 5 yrs, and must appeal at the end of the 5th year and request reinstatement.

Ownership should be required to sell their franchise. Failure to comply would qualify for all in the ownership group to be placed on the Ineligible list along with Pete Rose, and not should not be allowed to enter any MLB ballparks, nor be allowed to be involved in Astros day-to-day baseball operations.

This is serious cheating. It must be treated with an extremely thorough investigation commissioned by MLB, not simply by the Astros looking into the Astros.

Now, answer me this: If this situation was treated this way, do you think, moving forward, another Ownership Group, Management Staff, and Player Personnel would ever allow themselves to be put in this situation ever again?

No. Neither do I.

That's how Baseball could stop cheating like this for the benefit of the game.

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