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Jesus, one of the leakers is linked to Flynn
     
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-fl...ty-1490912959?
Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity
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Don't fire until you see the jazz hands of their Ron Pauls.
     
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Whoops I meant to post that in the Russia thread
     
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Got give Comey credit, he has a sense of humor.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Whoops I meant to post that in the Russia thread
God dammit.
     
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I think 2 spliced threads a week is my quota.
     
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Washington may be shaking its head, but Devin Nunes is still a hometown hero - LA Times
“There’s a story ... that the Trump administration asked me not to invite Sally Yates and not have a hearing, which is 100% accurate, I mean inaccurate,” he said.

Later, describing the evidence that he said had “alarmed” him enough to alert the president, he said that “it was involving Russia—I mean it was not involving Russia.”
lololol

"Don't say accurate, don't say accurate, don't say accur–****!"
"Say we're not involved, not involved, involved–SHIT!"
     
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Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria - LA Times
Heard it mentioned this is what LBJ did when he was ramping up Vietnam.
     
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Bloomberg says Bannon is off NSC. Wow.

Edit: Sounds like he didn't see a point to being there anymore. Not sure if that's spin
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I'm hearing theories Bannon has squared-off against Kushner.
     
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Hearing the term de-operationalize thrown around, have no idea what it means
     
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I'm hoping it's McMaster asserting himself.
     
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As a political advisor Bannon had no business being on the NSC to begin with.

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I don't know where to ask this, but is O' Reilly going to make it? That's a lot of sponsors jumping ship.
     
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^^^

I'd say it's 50-50 right about now.

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I'm going to come clean here.

I'd never even heard of this guy until a few months ago.

I'm either irritated I've not been paying attention, or irritated he's suddenly become so important.
     
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It's the latter. He's in a key position.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria - LA Times
Heard it mentioned this is what LBJ did when he was ramping up Vietnam.
The fact that we told our enemies where we were strong and where we weren't, where they could find us and where they could operate, was a complete and absolutely terrible strategic decision in the first place. The only motivation to do so would be pure marketing back home and worldwide, something that should have no place in military strategy in the first place.
     
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Somebody is paying!
     
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Shut up grandpa, this means there will be quality staff at your nursing home.
     
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Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Somebody is paying!
Yeah, everybody.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Shut up grandpa, this means there will be quality staff at your nursing home.
GRANDPA???? Why I'll dance on your grave!

(OK what movie is that from?)
     
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Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
GRANDPA???? Why I'll dance on your grave!

(OK what movie is that from?)
Some old silent movie from the 20s?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Free, as in paid for by the taxpayer. So not free.
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Some old silent movie from the 20s?
color. 1967.
     
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my first guess was cool hand luke, but although imdb says I got the right year, none of the quotes match.
     
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Originally Posted by Snow-i View Post
Free, as in paid for by the taxpayer. So not free.
How much student loan debt will that school's graduates have on average?

What is the net effect on society if its members are more educated on average and leave college debt-free, more ready to buy a car, house, tv, or invest?

How does that compare to a tax increase?
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
my first guess was cool hand luke, but although imdb says I got the right year, none of the quotes match.
George C. Scott as Mordecai Jones (The Flim-Flam Man). He says it 3-4 times throughout the movie. Pretty funny bits with all your favorite 60's era character actors.
     
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As an aside I never took the term film-flam man, rather than conartist. I remember Picard using it on TNG and it irritated the shit out of me then
     
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TNG as a whole irritates me these days. Just doesn't hold up. Too shallow and preachy.
     
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TNG as a whole irritates me these days. Just doesn't hold up. Too shallow and preachy.
I'm amazed you ever liked it. Its basically the blueprint for modern liberals/progressives.
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Q was fun. For a while it was the only sci-fi on TV. Babylon 5 was a lot better show with better actors/characters and an actual plot.
DS 9 was barely passable. Enterprise, I never watched any of it. Voyager stunk too. Farscape is better than modern Trek's.
     
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Spicer is having a great day
     
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The level of hypocrisy coming from GOP voters the past couple years is overwhelming.
     
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Spicer is having a great day
He apologized. I'm legitimately impressed they didn't drag this out.
     
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It's time for Jeopardy!

Category: Arkansas
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Question:
 
     
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Voyager got better when 7 of 9 turned up.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I don't know where to ask this, but is O' Reilly going to make it? That's a lot of sponsors jumping ship.
He's taking a 'planned' vacation. My guess is if the investigation turns up anything he's done for.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
How much student loan debt will that school's graduates have on average?

What is the net effect on society if its members are more educated on average and leave college debt-free, more ready to buy a car, house, tv, or invest?

How does that compare to a tax increase?
Why do they need college when most would be better served by, much less expensive, trade schools?
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Why do they need college when most would be better served by, much less expensive, trade schools?
Most?

The Professional and Technical Workforce - DPEAFLCIO

I'd accept "many," and there's no reason job-training, trade-specific, and tech school can't also be covered.
     
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First on CNN: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan - CNNPolitics.com

This might deserve it's own thread, I don't know. Kinda shocked.
     
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Spicer hints Trumps 2016 tax return, which isn't due til tomorrow, is already under audit. (Hence he won't release them)
     
 
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