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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually have nothing to say. I am just trying to break the record...
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ladies and gentlemen... sorry, wrong forum... denizens of Off the Wall, I present: the Huffington Post.
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The Russian Troll Facebook Ads Barely Targeted Swing States
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Did Russians target the key swing states with their social media advertising push, and did they have any help from the Trump campaign? The question has troubled Washington for months. But a review of Facebook advertisements from Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential election now shows that they barely targeted the states that would decide the presidency.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russia-facebook-ads-2016_us_5af60946e4b00d7e4c1a9a34?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZOMG teh Russian Trolls!!1!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
ZOMG teh Russian Trolls!!1!
You know, there are times when it is highly ambiguous whether you read something and are responding with snark, or if some keyword matching just triggered BK-bot. That was one of those times.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's probably because my snark was intended to ridicule the trigger-word weilding of the author by mimicking the apparently intended response. And, it would not be too much a stretch to describe that audience as bot-like.

It was also intended to highlight the Newspeak revision: no longer are they "Russian Hackers" (as stridently decried in reports to which I having all responded with, "ZOMG teh Russian Hackers!!1!". Since people saw through that B.S., now they are being re-marketed as "Russian Trolls!". You wouldn't pick up on the inuendo, but some of the regulars might have. Its all doubleplusgood, Brother.

I must say, however, the Huffington Post is being uncharacteristically truthful, and I would have expected them to bury this story or "reframe" it more fully. Most of their content is about 80 degrees off course from reality.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, that clarifies things nicely.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Pence is the real undiplomat.

He caused two recent issues. One with NK and another with Canada tariff.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apparently Pence is the real undiplomat.

He caused two recent issues. One with NK and another with Canada tariff.

Thank you, but if he didn't say they look like planet of the apes had a baby, we don't give a fuck.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rudy Giuliani says Trump couldn’t be indicted — even if he shot James Comey

Trump: hold my beer. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Balls of FUCKING steel!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys need a man like that to make India Great Again too! Like it was back around 250 B.C. or so!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure Trump's going to be available in 2020.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Pretty sure Trump's going to be available in 2020.

I wouldn't be so sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this pic. Check out Trump's expression to Angela Must Islamify Germany Merkel. Blah, Blah, Blah.... would you shut the fuck up, you ugly, socialist, George Soros slut.

Priceless.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trump, quintessential troll. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Trump's no-nonsense twitter response to duplicitous Trudeau was priceless.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Love this pic. Check out Trump's expression to Angela Must Islamify Germany Merkel. Blah, Blah, Blah.... would you shut the fuck up, you ugly, socialist, George Soros slut.

Priceless.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a larger version of the headline pic at Breitbart, for example.

http://www.breitbart.com/

It is originally from a German source.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a larger version of the headline pic at Breitbart, for example.

http://www.breitbart.com/

It is originally from a German source.
oh that picture :)
you should read other new sources. Some are saying this is Merkel taking charge :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Some are saying this is Merkel taking charge :)

I think my version is more accurate. :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Some are saying this is Merkel taking charge :)

I think my version is more accurate. :wink:
probably :)
What I find funny about this is he is doing EXACTLY what he did during the campaign and equally domestically... calling out bullshit and not hiding behind politics. Politicians are two faced lying C#@£% ... say one thing to one group, say another to another and do something different. He calls Canada out on this, calls France out on this and they are upset that the modus operandi is being upset. Their response "fits of anger"

here is a novel idea... how about not being lying two-faced POS
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me who the guy is standing to Bolton's right? He has the same body language and expression as The Donald.
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Some are saying this is Merkel taking charge :)

I think my version is more accurate. :wink:
probably :)
What I find funny about this is he is doing EXACTLY what he did during the campaign and equally domestically... calling out bullshit and not hiding behind politics. Politicians are two faced lying C#@£% ... say one thing to one group, say another to another and do something different. He calls Canada out on this, calls France out on this and they are upset that the modus operandi is being upset. Their response "fits of anger"

here is a novel idea... how about not being lying two-faced POS
What pisses me off is the fact that the EU is acting like the aggrieved party, when it has been the beneficiary of a very lucrative trade deal with the US. WWII is a long time gone. Germany and France need no welfare from the US consumer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Old School wrote:
Naib wrote:
Some are saying this is Merkel taking charge :)

I think my version is more accurate. :wink:
probably :)
What I find funny about this is he is doing EXACTLY what he did during the campaign and equally domestically... calling out bullshit and not hiding behind politics. Politicians are two faced lying C#@£% ... say one thing to one group, say another to another and do something different. He calls Canada out on this, calls France out on this and they are upset that the modus operandi is being upset. Their response "fits of anger"

here is a novel idea... how about not being lying two-faced POS
What pisses me off is the fact that the EU is acting like the aggrieved party, when it has been the beneficiary of a very lucrative trade deal with the US. WWII is a long time gone. Germany and France need no welfare from the US consumer.
completely agree...
its getting tiresome when people at work echo MSM like its some kind of hotel california. Take this tariffs... "wow look what trumps done" ... "and? look at how long the tarif imbalance has been: 2.5% EU->US on cars yet 10% US->EU on cars and that is just cars" "but he is doing this to allies"

actions speak louder than words and so far he is doing exactly what he stated.. he is a businessman not a politician. Now some may say he is a bad businessman because he has declared bankruptcy but so did quite a few other politicians with their quango's (romney did iirc). Declaring bankruptcy does actually allow provide some flexibility to restructure. HE equally is sitting down with Kim, when did this last happen with NK?
The problem with politics is politicians and politicians in the pockets of others

The sooner the UK gets out of the EU the better and we can start sorting out trade deals that is beneficial to both sides NOT one way (be it a handout to UK or US taking advantage)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
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It's a larger version of the headline pic at Breitbart, for example.

http://www.breitbart.com/

It is originally from a German source.
oh that picture :)
you should read other new sources. Some are saying this is Merkel taking charge :)

Right! Obviously, it's Merkel giving Trump a lecture, like an angry teacher to a misbehaving student! Germany and Europe are superior, and Trump is a moron. The only thing missing is the dunce cap.

Except that's not reality. Reality is that this is a picture of Trump saying "No. I already said no. I don't have time for this shit. When's lunch, I have a plane to catch." While Merkel says, "But we had a deal with Obama, and the Republicans before him! You're a Republican, for Christ's sake! This shit makes your rich people richer, remember! Free trade: it's what your upper class has always had as its number one political priority! How can you not support this! We get to suck at the American tit in exchange for letting you put missiles and soldiers in our country!" To which Trump says, "Why? So we can defend you? You should be paying US for that, not the other way around. We're done being idiots. I don't care about political parties; this is what I want, for the people. I work for the American people, not you fucks. Now what time's lunch? I've got a plane to catch. And you've got something in your teeth. A chive or something."
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can anyone tell me who the guy is standing to Bolton's right? He has the same body language and expression as The Donald.
With arms crossed? Looks like Shinzō Abe to me.
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