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  1. That's an amazing insight into their marriage. Maybe she just took her marriage vows seriously and had consideration for their teenage daughter. I am sure she had fallout with Bill. Why does it need to be public?
  2. Regarding the Lewinsky memes and comments. That was 18 years ago. She's had nothing to do with politics for ages. It's ironic she's now an advocate against cyber bullying and yet the bullying against her continues. She nearly killed herself over the unrelenting online harassment she received. I guess some won't be satisfied until she does kill herself. Some of you probably have daughters. How would you feel if your daughter made some foolish decisions and was nearly hounded to death for it?
  3. Turns out it's a Trump thing.
  4. Well they do have shooting events. Too soon?
  5. Donald Trump encourages Russia to hack Hillary Clinton Doral, Florida (CNN)Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian hackers Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the uproar over Moscow's alleged intervention in the presidential election "They probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted because you'd see some beauties there. So let's see," Trump said at a news conference, referring to emails that Clinton judged as personal and did not hand over to the State Department from her private server, which she used to conduct official business. The billionaire businessman then went even further, in remarks that left open the possibility that he would be open to Moscow staging a new hack against the United States to find the emails. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press," Trump said during a news conference in Florida. Trump's comments marked an unprecedented appeal to a foreign country to essentially launch an espionage operation against a political opponent. They come as Democrats gathering for their convention in Philadelphia are already grappling with a hack of emails at the Democratic National Committee, which were later posted on WikiLeaks. Clinton's campaign argued Trump is jeopardizing national security with his appeal to Russia. "This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent," said Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan. "That's not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue." Trump rapid response director Steven Cheung pushed back on the notion that the GOP nominee had invited Russia to hack Clinton's emails. He maintained that Trump had "absolutely not" done so. "What he intended was hand them over, yes. But inviting" goes too far, he said. "I think that's a completely ridiculous thing to say that he's inviting a country to hack a presidential candidates' emails." Yet former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta took the comments as clear-cut, questioning Trump's loyalty to the United States in an interview CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "No presidential candidate who's running to be president of the United States ought to be asking a foreign country, particularly Russia, to engage in hacking or intelligence efforts to try to determine what the Democratic candidate may or may not be doing," said Panetta, a Clinton ally. "This just is beyond my own understanding of the responsibilities that candidates have to be loyal to their country and to their country alone, not to reach out to somebody like Putin and Russia, and try to engage them in an effort to try to, in effect, conduct a conspiracy against another party," he said. Trump's comments represented a stunning twist in a controversy about Russia's alleged intervention in the presidential election after the release of DNC emails, which appeared to show that Democratic leaders were tilting the playing field against Clinton primary opponent Bernie Sanders. US officials have said the emails were hacked from DNC servers in an operation originating in Russia that appeared to be linked to Moscow's intelligence agency. Trump also claimed during his news conference that Russian President Vladimir Putin's lack of respect for the US prompted him to once use the "N word," implying that he was referring to President Barack Obama. There are no published reports to back up Trump's allegation about Putin's use of the racially derogatory term, however. "I was shocked. Number one, he doesn't like him. Number two, he doesn't respect him," Trump said. He called Russia's potential involvement in the hack another sign of Russia's "disrespect for our country." Trump argued that US-Russia relations would be better under his presidency than if Clinton took charge of the Oval Office, saying he would treat Putin "firmly" but would seek to bolster ties between the US and Russia. ************************************** Asking a foreign government to interfere in US elections. Just another day on the campaign trail. Some in positions of authority are quesing whether his comments are the equivalent of treason.
  6. Those are national polls. It is not a national election. It's state by state. If it was a national election Al Gore would have been president in 2000, as he won the popular vote but lost the electoral collage. Trump's path to the presidency in electoral college terms is challenging. He needs Florida badly. Without Florida his window becomes narrow. Clinton's path is much easier. There are more states that are safe Democrat territory than there are safe Republican states. Trump must hold all of Romney's territory from 2012 and then start flipping some states Obama won in 2012.
  7. The changes reflect polling in swing states.
  8. What they are basing the odds on is the electoral collage. Nothing more, nothing less. That and three debates in the future.
  9. Like this case? ............. Miami officer was trying to shoot patient, not unarmed man: police union Latest police-involved shooting highlights troubles with spotting autism traits, advocates say Video provided to the Miami Herald, taken moments before the shooting, shows Charles Kinsey lying in the middle of the street with his hands up. Sitting next to him is an autistic man who was playing with a toy truck. The four North Miami police officers who aimed rifles at a black therapist and an autistic man in the middle of an intersection were responding to a 911 call about a suicidal man with a gun. The 27-year-old autistic man sat cross-legged. He yelled. He didn't obey commands to lie down with his hands up, as the therapist was doing, and he fidgeted with a metal object. One of the officers, Jonathan Aledda, thought the disabled man was about to shoot his therapist Charles Kinsey, who was trying to coax him back to a nearby group home, the officer's union said. The officer fired three shots at the disabled man because he thought he was a threat, but he missed and accidentally struck Kinsey in the leg. The metal object turned out to be a toy truck and there was no suicide threat. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation. Meanwhile, a police commander was suspended for allegedly fabricating information about the shooting. Monday's shooting was the latest in a violent month of police-involved shootings in the U.S. Five officers were killed in Dallas two weeks ago and three law enforcement officers were gunned down Sunday in Baton Rouge, La. Before those shootings, a black man, Alton Sterling, 37, was fatally shot during a scuffle with two white officers at a convenience store there. In Minnesota, 32-year-old Philando Castile, who was also black, was shot to death during a traffic stop. Cellphone videos captured Sterling's killing and the aftermath of Castile's shooting, prompting nationwide protests over the treatment of black people by police. But the Florida case also highlights the difficulties officers have in identifying people with autism. The characteristics of autism range from mild quirks or obsessions, to people who can't communicate, yell and occasionally become violent. National groups such as the Autism Society and Autism Speaks help train officers, paramedics and other first responders to recognize autistic traits. "This is not Down syndrome — autism is not a disorder that is visual," said Teresa Becerrra, executive director of the Autism Society's Florida operation. A first amendment expression area is set up outside the North Miami police headquarters building on Friday, July 22, 2016. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) Becerra said she watched cellphone video of the moments before the shooting and believed she probably would have recognized that Kinsey's client was autistic. "But I have been highly trained," she said. She said she understands why police may have missed the signals, even though the therapist said he told officers the man was autistic and that he had a toy truck. For 10 years, she has been educating South Florida officers with the help of her 20-year-old autistic son Robert, whom she said is much like the man in the video in that he can be loud and not follow orders. "When Robert is not walking on his tip toes and not flapping his hands, we look just like a mom and her 20-year-old son walking down the street. But give it three minutes and they will learn that it can be very hairy being in public with my son," she said. City Manager Larry Spring Jr. said Friday that Comm. Emile Hollant is suspended without pay for allegedly fabricating information about the shooting, but he declined to give specifics. Aledda, whose race hasn't been released, has been placed on paid administrative leave. Pensacola police Sgt. Jimmy Donohoe, who also teaches classes for the Autism Society, said officers shouldn't be expected to be "roadside clinical evaluators" — but there are characteristics to recognize. He has a 23-year-old son who is autistic. Like Becerra's son, he said people with autism often flap their hands when upset or repeat words that have been spoken to them. "The officer might say, 'Put your hands on the car' and the person will respond 'Put your hands on the car,'" he said. If an officer doesn't recognize that behaviour as autism, he could think the person is talking back. The situation could escalate and some people with autism react violently when touched, Donohoe said. "One of the things we stress is officer safety. In these instances, they need to be more aware that the person is more likely to react spontaneously, even if unprovoked. You are dealing with the unexpected," he said. Donohoe said he tells officers and firefighters that their uniforms can be scary and trigger an emotional meltdown. He said he tells them to stay calm and slow down their actions, realizing it takes people with autism longer to process information. "By being a little more patient, the situation will work itself through," he said. Becerra said she suggests that officers hand the autistic person a cellphone or other device. "Our kids love electronics," she said. ************************************************* Black man is laying on his back, legs spread, with his hands in the air. Explains the other man has autism and he is his caretaker. Tells the cops the patient is holding a toy truck. Officer fires three shots hitting the caretaker once in the leg. He then asks why he was shot. Cop replies "I don't know". Later claims he was trying to shoot the other man who had been verbally identified by his caretaker as being autistic.
  10. Most are. There was a mass shooting last night in Fort Myers, Florida. Two teenagers dead and 12 other people shot. Not even a thread gets made for stuff like that now. We need more gore or it doesn't get our attention. Reminds me of a song by the band Tool. TOOL "Vicarious" Eye on the TV 'cause tragedy thrills me Whatever flavour It happens to be like; Killed by the husband Drowned by the ocean Shot by his own son She used the poison in his tea And kissed him goodbye That's my kind of story It's no fun 'til someone dies Don't look at me like I am a monster Frown out your one face But with the other Stare like a junkie Into the TV Stare like a zombie While the mother Holds her child Watches him die Hands to the sky crying Why, oh why? 'cause I need to watch things die From a distance Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies You all need it too, don't lie
  11. Supporters of the side that comes in second saying they won't vote for the winner is nothing new. In 1976 Regan's people said they wouldn't support Gerald Ford. They eventually did. 1988 Jesse Jackson's people said they wouldn't support Michael Dukakis, they eventually did. In 2000 McCain's people said they wouldn't support GW Bush, they eventually did. In 2008 Hillary Clinton's people said they wouldn't support Obama, they eventually did. It's nothing that hasn't been seen many times before. As for Trump keeping his yap shut, we all know he can't. Just today he had a campaign stop where he was again going on about Ted Cruz's father being in on the Kennedy assassination. Why would he do that? Nothing to be gained by rehashing that. He simply cannot help himself.
  12. I was commenting on the one link you did manage to provide. I doubt 10 million people are going to show up in Philly to protest. So a good chunk of Sanders' supporters are upset and say they won't vote for Clinton. Same as 2008 when an even bigger % of Clinton supporters said they would never vote for Obama. In the end Obama carried 89% of the Democratic vote. Same story every cycle. Seen it many times that's why I don't give it much credence. I did google your search suggestions. I didn't see anything earth shattering come up. Just looked like a lot of stories that could have been written in 2008. Sanders will be addressing the DNC on Monday night, should be interesting.
  13. Hippy, your link says they are planning a march of 8-10 million Bernie supporters in Philadelphia. Doesn't this seem a little far fetched to you? Bernie got 13 million votes across the entire country and the population of Philly is 1.5 million people total. I'd say that's why it's not being reported.
  14. The left is as united as they've ever been. Everyone is in the same boat paddling in the same direction. This story is getting very little traction. Next week's news cycle will be dominated by the Democrats unity. Johnson and Stein are pulling more votes from the Republican side of the ledger than they are Democratic side. Of course Jill Stein is going to run with this. When she talks policy no one listens to her. Might as well try to drum up this issue. What has she got to lose? Sorry Hip, I am not buying what you're selling.
  15. While there is always a possibility. Trump has a very real obstacle in his path. It's called the electoral college. Currently it is stacked against him. Demographics are shifting against his base and he's made zero effort to court minorities. Case in point, recent polling in major swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania show Trump polling at ZERO percent with African Americans. That is almost impossible but with Trump anything is possible. His choice for VP makes little sense. Pence is from Indiana, a state which is not in question election wise. He was pro Iraq war, and pro Libya invasion. Both stances at odds with Trump's positions. Trump attempts to court the LGBT vote, while Pence is vehemently anti LGBT. Clinton's pick of Kaine makes perfect sense. He's from major swing state Virgina, he's fluent in Spanish. Even his seat in the senate is safe so they are not at a risk of losing a senate seat. Makes perfect sense. Back to the electoral college. What states does Trump flip?