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#1 Vautrin

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Posted Yesterday, 04:46 PM

I can just imagine Trump's next tweet--See, I told you so.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:35 PM

"There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower.

 

But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016.

For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money laundering network that operated out of unit 63A in Trump Tower.....

 

Trump-branded developments catered to large numbers of Russian buyers, including several who had brushes with the law. Russian buyers were particularly drawn to Trump licensed condo towers in Hollywood and Sunny Isles, Florida.....

 

http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=46266198


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:04 PM


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:46 AM

I think things are looking pretty bad for Comrade Trump.  I can't wait for his campaign event tonight and to hear the meltdown.

The republicans are doing their very best to make today's hearing all about leaks and nothing but.  They don't seem concerned one bit about Trump and the Russians.


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#5 Vautrin

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

Wasn't the Berlin Wall part of that?

The Berlin Wall was built post Stalin, but

I'm guessing he would have approved. 


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:44 AM

HEAR, HEAR!

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

It is doubtful that anyone who ruled the Soviet Union was a true communist.  They were power hungry dictators.  The same is true for those that served them.  Just as most Republicans in the US are actually opposed to a "republican" form of government.

This would be especially true for the KGB and other types of secret police organizations.  They were not attracted to the jobs and successful in them because of a devotion to a political philosophy.  They were successful because the organizations capitalized on mean, evil and greedy personality traits.

 

As for why they want dominance over Eastern Europe, a barrier between them and Western Europe is part of it.  Two invasions by Germany and one by France still haunt them.  Based on American actions in the 50's and 60's, not a lot of trust of us either.

 

The earliest Russian Czars wanted more which is how Russia became as large as it did.  The Soviets merely continued this philosophy.  Think USA and Manifest Destiny and taking California and the West from Mexico.  Running Spain out of Florida and then later Puerto Rico, etc.  Pressuring England to sign over Northwest to US.  Not to mention the Native Americans.

 

Putin wants to restore Russia to the glory it had when it was its largest.  Remember, Russia today is much smaller than the Soviet Union for which Putin worked so diligently.

It is called Empire Building.  For Putin, step one is domination and step two is reincorporation into the Motherland.

Poland was once a part of Russia, as were a lot of other now independent nations.

 

The Berlin Wall was erected to keep people in the Soviet Block from escaping to West Berlin and then to Western Europe.  It was a wall in Berlin, but a fence or walls pretty along the entire border.

 

Don't ignore that "Nationalism" and threats from an enemy are two of the principles bad leaders use to distract the people from how bad things are in the country.  Also permits them to do many illegal or borderline illegal things to accomplish their personal goals and the goals of those who support them.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:58 AM

I just had a thought( yeah, it's that time of YEAR!)  :D

 

 

Instead of calling him "The Donald" we should change it to  "Rockin' Donald" and use the song, "Rockin' Robin" as his theme.  You know.....

 

"Tweet, Tweet, Tweedle-Dee!"   ;)

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:47 AM

I was too. I'm sure the old boy looked around and figured it would

be a good idea to have a large land barrier between himself and

Germany. That's wasn't his only motive, but I'm guessing the

thought crossed his mind.

 

Wasn't the Berlin Wall part of that?



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:16 PM

Vautrin, I'm referring more to Stalin's post WW2 antics.

I was too. I'm sure the old boy looked around and figured it would

be a good idea to have a large land barrier between himself and

Germany. That's wasn't his only motive, but I'm guessing the

thought crossed his mind.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:37 PM

Vautrin, I'm referring more to Stalin's post WW2 antics.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

They may not call themselves "commies" anymore but Putin is KGB and his government and his cronies are running everything over there.  Those who disagree turn up poisoned, in prison and/or dead.  Putin wants to get the old gang of the Eastern Bloc countries back together again.  Same as it was with Stalin.

As Donny might put it, Putin is a bad dude, but he is no longer a

communist, and the Communist Party of Russia is in opposition

to him. So "red bait" is a misnomer to me. I give Uncle Joe a break

when it comes to Eastern Europe as Germany had invaded Russia

twice in twenty five years through eastern Europe.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

How do you "red bait" someone when the commies are no longer

in control in Russia?

 

They may not call themselves "commies" anymore but Putin is KGB and his government and his cronies are running everything over there.  Those who disagree turn up poisoned, in prison and/or dead.  Putin wants to get the old gang of the Eastern Bloc countries back together again.  Same as it was with Stalin.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:06 PM

How do you "red bait" someone when the commies are no longer

in control in Russia?


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:13 AM

"Special Report: Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show...

 

“I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia."

 

But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings. A Reuters review has found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to public documents, interviews and corporate records....

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-180436652.html

Trump himself may not "own" anything or have any deals, but does the Trump Organization or any of the many "companies" with which he is affiliated?


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:27 AM



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:15 PM

"Special Report: Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show...

 

“I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia."

 

But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings. A Reuters review has found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to public documents, interviews and corporate records....

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-180436652.html


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:16 PM

 

New Documents Reveal Michael Flynn Had Deeper Financial Ties To Russia-

 

Before joining Trump’s campaign, Flynn was paid by three Russian entities, including the Kremlin-backed RT network.

 

http://www.huffingto...b0ec9d29d9ba8c?

 

 

Thank goodness he was never given security clearance! :D


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

He has put together a cabaret act in case he gets toppled from power. He might have to play the clubs in Siberia.

He may be the richest man in the world, so he will probably retire to Monaco or Mar-a-Lago.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

New Documents Reveal Michael Flynn Had Deeper Financial Ties To Russia-

 

Before joining Trump’s campaign, Flynn was paid by three Russian entities, including the Kremlin-backed RT network.

 

http://www.huffingto...b0ec9d29d9ba8c?


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