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Attached is a link to the recent New York Times discussion of what's wrong with Trump. I agree with every single comment and wish I had the skill to write such a thing myself

 

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Ice Cube Worked With Trump Admin On ‘Platinum Plan’ For Black Americans, Trump Advisor Says. Rapper Responds.


Trump advisor Katrina Pierson gave a “shoutout” to rapper and actor Ice Cube for working with the Trump administration on their Platinum Plan, which aims to increase prosperity for black Americans.

“Shoutout to [Ice Cube] for his willingness to step up and work with [Donald Trump] Administration to help develop the [Platinum Plan],” posted Pierson on Wednesday.

“Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!” she added.

Following Pierson’s tweet, Ice Cube (real name O’Shea Jackson) said on Twitter that Team Biden pushed back talks about his “CWBA,” or, contract with black America, until post-election. The Trump administration, however, “made adjustments” to their plan after speaking with him.

“Facts: I put out the CWBA (contract with black America),” the rapper posted. “Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”


After reading this article, I took a look at Ice Cube's twitter page. One of his tweets said that he had been scheduled to appear on Coumo's CNN show yesterday, but that it had been canceled. If true, it wouldn't surprise me because I long ago came to realize that politicians and the media often choose politics over people.

What surprised me was all the grief he was getting from others. People who told him that he was riding with the devil. People who called him a sellout. People who told him that he had entered the dark side. And, those were just the kinder remarks.

So, here we have a famous person who isn't just pontificating on the stage of an awards show or protesting at a sport's venue. He has taken the time to develop a plan. He has reached out in a bipartisan manner to try bring about change. I would think that would be a commendable thing. As I said, I have come to realize that politicians and the media often choose politics over the people. But, I found it really sad to see how many people have chosen politics over the people.
 

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The Commonwealth has launched a direct attack on the New Hampshire Advantage, attempting to pick the pockets of our citizens. We are going to fight this unconstitutional attempt to tax our citizens every step of the way, and we are going to win in the United States Supreme Court.
 

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Not that I am defending them, but I think there is very little objective truth to be found on either side.
What objective truth does the right deny?

The left denies Trump's successful foreign policy.

The left denies Trump's successful domestic policy.

The left denies Trump's successful deregulation of industry which led to historically low unemployment numbers for all demographics.

The left denies Trump's energy policy which has made America both energy independent (good for national security) and has made America the leader in reducing carbon emissions (we are at pre-2009 levels).

The left denies Trump killing terrorists overseas, while remaining silent about Obama killing US citizens overseas.

The left denies keeping lil' Kimmy in check.

The left denies that red states have handled Covid-19 better than blue states.

They left denies that a nation should have borders that are monitored and an immigration policy that makes sense.

The left denies that Obama set the middle east on fire while Trump has squashed ISIS and is bringing troops home.

The left denies Trump brokering middle east peace deals which has led to four Nobel Peace Prize nominations.

The left denies Trump's criminal justice reform that has set thousands of non-violent citizens free.

The left denies the improved international trade deals like the USMCA, which will create millions of jobs.

The left denies that the previous president had no idea how to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., citing a "magic wand" was needed, while Trump did just that.

The left denies China's stranglehold on America's politics and economy, while Trump not only recognized the threat, but responded to it and put us on the offensive.

The left is proposing a presidential candidate that did not just support the 1994 crime bill that imprisoned thousands of black Americans, but the man who authored it.

The left is proposing a vice presidential candidate who imprisoned thousands of black Americans for minor marijuana infractions, while she laughed about smoking marijuana in her past.

The left is proposing a presidential candidate who claims to have the ability to bring America back together, but says that black Americans that don't vote for him aren't black, that Republicans want to put blacks back in chains, who regularly challenges average Americans who dare to disagree with him to fights or pushup contests, or calls them "fat," or says that the 56% of Americans who say they are better off now than four years ago (when he was vice president) shouldn't vote for him.

The left ignores that, in the middle of a pandemic, Trump is the first president in at least 100 years NOT to use a national emergency to increase federal power, all the while, somehow and simultaneously, claiming he is a Nazi tyrant who wasn't tyrannical enough with national lockdowns.

The left ignores that Trump used the federal government to support the states in need to fight Covid-19 for whatever supplies they needed, which was admitted by Democrat governors who applauded the president.

The left pushes the "racist, anti-gay, anti-woman" narrative, but there has never been a president who has helped black Americans, who has supported the gay community, or who employed more women in his administration.

The left continues to push the false narrative that Trump makes racist comments, while selectively editing out his clarifying comments (see Charlottesville where he specifically denounced white supremacists and Trump's specific comments regarding the MS-13 gang being "animals", not all immigrants from Mexico).

On policy and American prosperity, Trump is the best president since Reagan, if not better.

But people don't like his personality and his tweets.

People believe the Russia collusion hoax that was pushed for three years.

People do not understand that Trump was investigated for years for what Hillary did and was impeached in the House for what Biden did.

So when I say it's a religion that the left has created to oppose Trump, that is exactly what I mean.

One has to completely ignore the facts and reality to come to that conclusion.

On policy and results, "orange man bad" is a religion based on faith, not facts or reality.

The right has no parallel, but I am open to hearing your retort.
 

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Attached is a link to the recent New York Times discussion of what's wrong with Trump. I agree with every single comment and wish I had the skill to write such a thing myself

It’s clearly your opinion and I respect your right to it.

I think it’s incorrect.

As a simple pass/fail test observe Tmacks impressive post above and go line by line and refute the listed achievement/accomplishment with facts.

THAT would be discussion. That would impress me.
 

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Attached is a link to the recent New York Times discussion of what's wrong with Trump. I agree with every single comment and wish I had the skill to write such a thing myself

This is precisely what I am talking about.

Trump is a racist (false narrative).

Trump is trying to steal the election (?).

There is division in the country that we have caused, but we're going to blame the other guy.

Somehow, though, Trump is the worst president ever.

That is all this article says.

Don't believe me? Quote something otherwise.

Please ignore his policies, though.

Orange man bad.
 

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Governor Chris Sununu


The Commonwealth has launched a direct attack on the New Hampshire Advantage, attempting to pick the pockets of our citizens. We are going to fight this unconstitutional attempt to tax our citizens every step of the way, and we are going to win in the United States Supreme Court.

It’s an interesting question. So many NH people commute to MA, working for MA businesses.
Now that they’re working from home, taking paychecks from MA, should they be paying MA income taxes ?



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It’s an interesting question. So many NH people commute to MA, working for MA businesses.
Now that they’re working from home, taking paychecks from MA, should they be paying MA income taxes ?



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Yeah, very interesting question. I havent thought too much on this yet so I don't have much of a thought on it yet.
 

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It’s an interesting question. So many NH people commute to MA, working for MA businesses.
Now that they’re working from home, taking paychecks from MA, should they be paying MA income taxes ?



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It is an interesting question for sure. My feeling is that since they aren’t using MA infrastructure to get to work or using any public safety and or health services during the pandemic... not to mention never using any state and local services provide by MA they shouldn’t. They may be working for a company based in MA but their pay checks come from the company not MA.

~Dee~
 
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It is an interesting question for sure. My feeling is that since they aren’t using MA infrastructure to get to work or using any public safety and or health services during the pandemic... not to mention never using any state and local services provide by MA they shouldn’t. They may be working for a company based in MA but there pay checks come from the company not MA.

~Dee~
MA's rep for chasing down outside outside MA revenue is border line legendary. They fought and killed Amazon's (and other vendors) tax free treatment of Ma buyers. And while you can still go to NH and get stuff tax free, MA has in the recent past tax returns asked the question "You been getting stuff in NH that we need to know about? If the true answer is yes, and you say no, you've perjured yourself. A few years ago MA state troopers were posted at the border to nail you when you re-entered Ma with your NH Cigs. NH sued MA and got that stunt enjoined. Anyplace, like Best Buy , or Barnes and Noble that has a store in mass is deemed to be doing business in in MA, requiring them per MA law, to collect and remit sales tax, and they are forever searching for new constructs for securing tax revenues from out of state transactions. Note. as a precaution it doesn't hurt to transact with NH in cash (then it's not right there on your credit card).

Living a short spit from NH, expensive Amazon, etc, on line purchases, have in the past ended up at a friends house just across he line.

Anyway. They don't call us Taxachusetts for nothin'. Anyway I love MA and hate our state gov.

Cheers
 

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The landscapes and seasons are tops in the country as far as diversity.
Politics suck.
Blue through and through.
Everything you detailed explains why Pelosi couldn’t get a stimulus done. Blue bailouts for horrendous government failure.
 

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I think this is already in play.

I work for a huge nationwide company. I had a guy come in my reporting HQ looking for office space . I pried a bit. Seems he lives in MA. Reports to RI. And is getting hit with both taxes. I didn’t think that was fair or even possible. Anyways, he’s looking for MA space to alleviate the problem.
 

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When i ran the home based biz, i had to pay PA and OH income and sales taxes because had customers in PA.
 

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Sen. Marco Rubio: Joe Biden and packing the Supreme Court -- the dirty little secret Dems don't want to reveal​

This isn’t about Amy Coney Barrett or Justice Neil Gorsuch or Justice Brett Kavanaugh...​

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Joe Biden vows to reveal court-packing position before Election Day Video
You don’t need to wait for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s long-promised and still-elusive answer to know that a Biden administration would sign legislation into law allowing them to pack the Supreme Court with left-wing activists.

Biden may claim that he is “not a fan” of court-packing, but when asked directly last week whether he would support it, he acknowledged “it depends” on how Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination “turns out.”

Well, we know that Judge Barrett -- thanks to her impeccable credentials and hearings -- will soon be Supreme Court Justice Barrett.

And we also know that the Biden campaign believes soon-to-be-Justice Barrett’s confirmation process is “illegitimate” and “reckless.” Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said as much.

MERCEDES SCHLAPP: BIDEN WON'T ANSWER ON COURT PACKING -- BUT DEMS APPEAR TO DRAW INSPIRATION FROM SOCIALISTS

The former vice president can dodge the question for another 15 days, but we know exactly what he’ll do because his radical base demands it.

And here is the dirty little secret that Democrats do not want the American people to know: it has always been their plan to pack the Supreme Court with liberal judges.

This isn’t about Amy Coney Barrett or Justice Neil Gorsuch or Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The truth is that this has been in the works since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States four years ago.
This isn’t about Amy Coney Barrett or Justice Neil Gorsuch or Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The truth is that this has been in the works since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States four years ago.

The good news is that Senate Republicans saw this coming and began laying the groundwork to push back against the Democrats’ efforts to destroy our institutions. In March 2019, my colleagues and I introduced a constitutional amendment that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices.

It is telling that no Democratic senator has cosponsored my constitutional amendment, which would merely keep the Supreme Court at the same number of seats it has had since 1869. Now, every Republican who cares about preserving our institutions should join us.

In 2017, Michigan Law School professor Richard Primus, who also clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, warned that court-packing would cause federal courts to “lose a hefty share of whatever legitimacy they still retained” in the current politicized era.

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Former Obama White House counsel Bob Bauer argues court-packing “does not serve to strengthen the institution” because “its actions on the controversial issues would carry less authority, with unpredictable consequences for the rule of law.”

Protecting our legal institutions is critical. Over the past two centuries, they have defended and upheld Americans’ natural rights and made the United States the most exceptional nation in all of human history.

But this is about more than our institutions -- it is about what happens to our country, our communities, and our way of life if the radical left and the Democratic Party destroy them. It is clear they don’t want to pack the Supreme Court just to cancel out the votes of Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and soon Amy Coney Barrett. They want to pack the Court to cancel out your ability to resist their radical agenda.

The truth is that this is a major part of the Democratic Party’s desire to manipulate and coerce our public institutions into being an arm of their radical progressive agenda. And that radical agenda is part and parcel to Joe Biden, who said earlier this year that he would be the “most progressive president in history.”

Our Founders believed in a radical idea: that all men are created equal and that their rights came from God, from our Creator. That idea -- the very premise of our nation’s founding -- is increasingly under assault from the left. They would have you believe that America and its founding is irredeemably racist, and that nothing short of a revolution is acceptable.

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This cultural revolution will come at a great cost to our personal freedoms and natural rights, but our nation’s institutions stand as a bulwark against the effort to remake America. If the left succeeds in packing the Supreme Court, they will be one step closer to erasing our founding and values in pursuit of progressive utopias such as Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.

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Facebook users? What think you?
Chinese nationals on visas running algorithms on what you can say.

Awesome!



Meet your (Chinese) Facebook censors​

By Sohrab Ahmari
October 20, 2020 | 8:04pm
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China is one of the most censorious societies on earth. So what better place for Facebook to recruit social-media censors?

There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider told me last week. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ ”

The insider shared an internal directory of the team that does much of this work. It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering (George Orwell, call your office), and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many have Ph.D.s, and their work is extremely complex, involving machine learning — teaching “computers how to learn and act without being explicitly programmed,” as the techy Web site DeepAI.org puts it.

When it comes to censorship on social media, that means “teaching” the Facebook code so certain content ends up at the top of your newsfeed, a feat that earns the firm’s software wizards discretionary bonuses, per the ex-insider. It also means making sure other content “shows up dead-last.”

Like, say, a New York Post report on the Biden dynasty’s dealingswith Chinese companies.

To illustrate the mechanics, the insider took me as his typical Facebook user: “They take what Sohrab sees, and then they throw the newsfeed list into a machine-learning algorithm and neural networks that determine the ranking of the items.”

Facebook engineers test hundreds of different iterations of the rankings to shape an optimal outcome — and root out what bosses call “borderline content.”

It all makes for perhaps the most chillingly sophisticated censorship mechanism in human history. “What they don’t do is ban a specific pro-Trump hashtag,” says the ex-insider. Instead, “content that is a little too conservative, they will down-rank. You can’t tell it’s censored.”

I won’t share the names of the Facebook employees in question. The point isn’t to spotlight individuals, but to show how foreign nationals from a state that still bans Facebook have their hands on the levers of social-media censorship here in America.

The Hate-Speech Engineering team’s staff includes a research scientist based at the Seattle office who earned his master’s degree in computer engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Another member of the team, a software engineer for machine learning based in Seattle, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Jilin University in northeast China. Still another, an engineering manager, earned his bachelor’s in computer science at Nanjing University in eastern China.

Another software engineer previously worked for the Communist-backed conglomerate Huawei, as well as the Beijing National Railway & Design Institute of Signal and Communication. I reached out to all six employees; two replied to confirm that they are Chinese nationals but refused to comment further; the rest didn’t reply.

Plenty of Big Tech firms, of course, recruit their foreign specialists from China, India and elsewhere, and many of these workers hope to resettle in the United States permanently and share the American Dream.

But some may not, and the trouble is that the society they might return to already deploys one of the most comprehensive and fine-tuned intellectual-control mechanisms on its own population. What’s to stop Facebook’s Chinese engineers from delivering their Facebook expertise to Xi Jinping? Globalists thought that engaging with China would make that country more open; I fear it’s making us more restrictive.

A Facebook spokesperson denied that these employees influence broader policies. “We are a stronger company because our employees come from all over the world. Our standards and policies are public, including about our third-party fact-checking program, and designed to apply equally to content across the political spectrum. With over 35,000 people working on safety and security issues at Facebook, the insinuation that these employees have an outsized influence on our broader policies or technology is absurd.”

Yet, as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) put it in an e-mail to me, these revelations are yet “another indication that Big Tech is no longer deserving” of statutory protections that render it immune to a publisher’s liabilities. Big Tech critic Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), meanwhile, said “this is all the more reason for the Senate to demand that Mark Zuckerberg — under oath and before the election — give an account of what Facebook has been up to.”

Sohrab Ahmari is The Post’s op-ed editor. This is his second column based on conversations with a Facebook insider.
 

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Trumps admin strikes a deal with Sudan and Israel while Sleepy Joe Biden hides in his basement. This is some historic stuff happening yet the MSM won’t cover it because it’s the wrong administration getting it done.


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Trumps admin strikes a deal with Sudan and Israel while Sleepy Joe Biden hides in his basement. This is some historic stuff happening yet the MSM won’t cover it because it’s the wrong administration getting it done.


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He’s done an outstanding job in the ME. Far better than any POTUS in my lifetime.


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