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Columnist Admired by Damned US Left Tweets about Russiagate.

https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1053389941000986625


That would be the US left, *not* Democrats.

Gee, Gunslinger, was it something I said? Er, posted?

You could at least have left the thread active long enough for me to have changed "centers" to "censors." which is what I meant. Sheesh!

Suuuure, it did. And wiped everyone's memory of Bush clean, too.

"And , yes, he is a Communist."

Extremely doubtful, but, in any event, the original statement was that Brennan is a (*eyeroll*) "self-avowed" Communist. He is not that.

FWIW, more counties heard from as to Brennan:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/16/shed-not-tear-war-criminal-john-brennan-say-legal-experts-also-recognize-danger

Does anyone know any recent news about franksolich?

I encountered him once when he visited left underground to correct some disinformation. Although he obviously disagreed with all of that board's posters, he confined himself to facts. I was very impressed. I read here some time ago that he was battling cancer. If anyone has information beyond that, I would appreciate it. I

On humans purporting to enforce God's will.

As a kid, I read the bible cover to cover because my Sunday School taught I was supposed to read the Bible and I didn't know any other way to read it. I just assumed one read the Bible as one reads any other book, start to finish. As an adult, I did the same, because something in me prefers both context and chronological order and I still didn't know most people don't read the Bible straight through from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21. Whether or not that helped passages stay with me, I cannot say, but stay they did.

To the very best of my recollection, every commandment or instruction in the Bible is directed toward the reader or listener. IOW, the Bible says "Love your neighbor." It does not go on to say "and make sure everyone around you does the same." Now, of course, the Bible also teaches parents to "spare the rod and spoil the child," etc. (I have a different interpretation of that than most people, but let's put a pin in that for another time.) So, yes, parents are admonished to see to the behavior of their children. And the father is supposed to lead his household.

As far as any Biblical commandment or direction to interfere in the lives of people other than their own households, I know of only one:

"But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, *nor thy stranger that is within thy gates*: "

Exodus 20:10 (KJV)

That's it. The only one, to the best of my knowledge where God directs the individual reader or listener to enforce a commandment outside his or her own household/family. I, like most of you, do however, know of many passages that command or direct the individual reader or listener to leave judgment to God, probably on Judgement Day, when he will separate the wheat from the tares, rather than the reader or listener judging anyone, and that command the individual reader or listener to improve oneself (implied: A LOT) before finding fault with others, etc.

Just a couple of observations.




This Russiagate post embodies things I don't like, but may interest some of you.

1. I don't like watching videos to respond to a thread or making others do so.

2. I don't like putting all my eggs in the "Russia did nothing" basket: For me, the more important issue by far is the free flow of information, especially political information. Yes, even false information about politicians, which has been around here since long before the American Revolution. (The SCOTUS has said repeatedly that the Constitutional cure for false information is truthful information, not censorship. Inasmuch as the federal government has given itself statutory authority to lie to us, it can certainly put out such truthful information as it deems necessary.)

3. I don't know enough to evaluate Binney's claims.

That said (and, if you can live with Dore's potty mouth), *bon appétit*, baby.








Senator Sanders looks at the news (My alternative title: But....Trump!)

https://mobile.twitter.com/SenSanders/status/956550555979210753

(No matter what you think of Medicare for All, this is a comment on msm's corruption.)




Reference:

Nader video with something for everyone.

Something that will please each of you and something that will tick off all of you.

&feature=youtu.be

Frederich Trump March 14, 1869 - May 39, 1918

I never looked at this wiki article before https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Trump eri

I found it interesting Maybe some of you will also find it interesting.

FROM THE SUMMARY
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Born in Kallstadt, in the Kingdom of Bavaria (now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany), he immigrated to the United States at the age of 16 and started working as a barber. Several years later in 1891, he moved to the Northwest. He made his fortune operating boom-town restaurants and boarding houses in Seattle and a mining town to the north, and in the Klondike Gold Rush. He later returned to Germany and married. When authorities found that he had emigrated when young to avoid fulfilling his military service, he lost his Bavarian citizenship; he and his family returned to the United States

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EXCERPTS FROM THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

"During periods of war and anti-German discrimination in the United States, Trump's son Fred later denied his German heritage, claiming his father had been a Swede from Karlstad. This version was recounted by Fred's son Donald in his 1987 autobiography."

"He was also approaching the age of eligibility for conscription to military service in the Imperial German Army. He quickly decided to emigrate to the United States, later saying, "I agreed with my mother that I should go to America.":30 Years later, his family members said that he departed secretly at night, leaving his mother a note.:30–31"

"In 1891, Trump moved to Seattle, in the newly admitted U.S. state of Washington. With his life savings of several hundred dollars, he bought the Poodle Dog, which he renamed the Dairy Restaurant, and supplied it with new tables, chairs, and a range. Located at 208 Washington Street, the Dairy Restaurant was in the middle of Seattle’s Red Light District; Washington Street was nicknamed "the Line" and included an assortment of saloons, casinos, and brothels. Blair, the biographer, called it "a hotbed of sex, booze, and money, was the indisputable center of the action in Seattle.":41 The restaurant served food and liquor and was advertised to include "Rooms for Ladies", a common euphemism for prostitution.:50 Trump lived in Seattle until early 1893:59 and voted in Washington's first presidential election in 1892,:50 becoming a U.S. citizen.4"

Well, the above is four paragraphs, which I believe is Naveed's limit for quoting copyrighted material. You will have to follow the link to read the rest of the wiki article.
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