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  1. This Team Has No JAM!

  2. Omarosa fired, ‘physically dragged’ from the White House Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman had to be dragged kicking and screaming from the White House Tuesday night after she refused to believe Donald Trump had fired her, according to reports. The official version from the Trump administration was that the reality TV star turned political aide resigned “to pursue other opportunities.” But numerous reports from inside the ever-leaky 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. had the now-ex director of communications for the Public Liaison office going out in a hail of profanities as Chief of Staff John Kelly told her to pack her things. She then tried to storm into the president’s residence to appeal the decision to the commander-in-chief, according to a report. “Gen Kelly Kicked her out [with] high drama with [Omarosa] offering vulgarities and curse words as she was escorted out of the building and off campus,” April Ryan, White House bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, tweeted Wednesday. Ryan, who is also a CNN contributor, said in her radio report that Manigault Newman, 43, “was very upset and said that she wanted to speak to the president. “Gen. Kelly said that the president was already informed and signed off,” she said, citing sources. “Gen. Kelly is also alleged to have said that this is not like going to the principal’s office.” During the altercation, Manigault Newman told Kelly that she had brought the black vote to Trump, Ryan said, but he snapped: “No, that is not the case!” After unleashing a stream of vulgarities, the spurned aide tried to walk over to Trump’s residence — but was stopped and physically removed her from the premises, Ryan added. A White House official said she was “physically dragged” out, according to the Wall Street Journal. Ryan — who was friends with Manigault Newman until their relationship soured earlier this year — said Secret Service agents were the ones acting as bouncers. The agency later denied in a tweet that it was the muscle — but seemed to confirm she had to be “escorted” out, and noted that it had “deactivated” her security pass. “The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms Manigault Newman or the escoprt off the complex,” the agency tweeted. Marines also provide security in the White House. Manigault Newman’s colleagues have often questioned her role in the White House — where she could be seen at presidential photo ops, strolling the corridors and occasionally in the briefing room. She reportedly enjoyed unfettered access to Trump before Kelly took charge of the office — and was particularly effective at pushing his buttons with inflammatory news that often sparked some of his harshest tweets. She’s widely believed to have been behind the president’s controversial tweet that “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski “was bleeding badly from a face-lift.” When Kelly took over, he banned her from important meetings — which she’d previously waltzed into uninvited, the New York Times reported at the time. Her departure also comes a month after an embarrassing report revealed that she brought her 39-person bridal party to the White House for a wedding photo shoot in April, blindsiding staff and security. “The visitors loudly wandered around, looking to snap photos in the Rose Garden and throughout the West Wing,” Politico reported. Two sources close to Trump said Manigault Newman’s departure has been a long time coming, CNN reported. She had traveled with him to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson on Saturday, but a White House official told CNN that she has had no direct access to the president for months. In August, Manigault Newman got into a shouting match at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans, when she sidestepped questions about her role in the White House. She recently said that she was ready for the next move — and wanted to spend time with her husband, travel to Europe and go back to being a minister. Manigault Newman, a former Democrat, has known Trump since the first season of “The Apprentice” in 2004, when she emerged as the villainous breakout star. “People have long been unsure what she did at the White House,” a former White House official told CNN. “Many of her colleagues are elated by today’s news.” https://nypost.com/2017/12/13/omarosa-is-leaving-the-white-house/
  3. Luc Robitaille's wife Stacia alleges Trump made 'aggressive' advances in elevator Stacia Robitaille, wife of hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, claimed Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump once made “aggressive” advances toward her in an elevator at Madison Square Garden. Robitaille tweeted that the encounter with Trump occurred while her husband was playing for the New York Rangers during the mid-1990s. She said Trump was with another man when the alleged incident took place. Her husband is the current president of business operations for the Los Angeles Kings, the franchise he starred with and where he played 14 of his 19 NHL seasons. Robitaille’s claim of the unwanted advances come a day after three women who had previously accused Trump of sexual harassment reiterated their allegations on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” On Tuesday, Trump tweeted he was being targeted with “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.” More than a dozen women brought forth similar accusations during last year’s presidential campaign, and a growing number of Democrats, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, are calling on Trump to resign amid the allegations. With such allegations widespread in Hollywood, the sports world has seen a recent rise in similar accusations of harassment and misconduct in the media industry. On Tuesday, the NFL Network suspended former players Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans pending an investigation into a sexual misconduct lawsuit made by a former employee. Also named in the suit were former NFL Network analysts Donovan McNabb and Warren Sapp, as well as the company’s former network executive Eric Weinberger. https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/luc-robitailles-wife-stacia-alleges-trump-made-aggressive-advances-elevator-150356866.html
  4. WOW just wow. This is the editorial board of USA Today. Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom? The Editorial Board, USA TODAY Published 7:30 p.m. ET Dec. 12, 2017 | Updated 8:47 p.m. ET Dec. 12, 2017 A president who'd all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama's presidential library or to shine George W. Bush's shoes: Our view With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday dismissed the president's smear as a misunderstanding because he used similar language about men. Of course, words used about men and women are different. When candidate Trump said a journalist was bleeding from her "wherever," he didn't mean her nose. And as is the case with all of Trump's digital provocations, the president's words were deliberate. He pours the gasoline of sexist language and lights the match gleefully knowing how it will burst into flame in a country reeling from the #MeToo moment. A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush. This isn’t about the policy differences we have with all presidents or our disappointment in some of their decisions. Obama and Bush both failed in many ways. They broke promises and told untruths, but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt. Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful. His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed. It should surprise no one how low he went with Gillibrand. When accused during the campaign of sexually harassing or molesting women in the past, Trump’s response was to belittle the looks of his accusers. Last October, Trump suggested that he never would have groped Jessica Leeds on an airplane decades ago: “Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.” Trump mocked another accuser, former People reporter Natasha Stoynoff, “Check out her Facebook, you’ll understand.” Other celebrities and politicians have denied accusations, but none has stooped as low as suggesting that their accusers weren’t attractive enough to be honored with their gropes. If recent history is any guide, the unique awfulness of the Trump era in U.S. politics is only going to get worse. Trump’s utter lack of morality, ethics and simple humanity has been underscored during his 11 months in office. Let us count the ways: He is enthusiastically supporting Alabama's Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing — and in one case molesting and in another assaulting — teenagers as young as 14 when Moore was a county prosecutor in his 30s. On Tuesday, Trump summed up his willingness to support a man accused of criminal conduct: “Roy Moore will always vote with us.” Trump apparently is going for some sort of record for lying while in office. As of mid-November, he had made 1,628 misleading or false statements in 298 days in office. That’s 5.5 false claims per day, according to a count kept by The Washington Post’s fact-checkers. Trump takes advantage of any occasion — even Monday’s failed terrorist attack in New York — to stir racial, religious or ethnic strife. Congress “must end chain migration,” he said Monday, because the terror suspect “entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security.” So because one man — 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. who came from Bangladesh on a family immigrant visa in 2011 — is accused of attacking America, all immigrants brought to this country by family are suspect? Trump might have some credibility if his criticism of immigrants was solely about terrorists. It isn’t. It makes no difference to him if an immigrant is a terrorist or a federal judge. He once smeared an Indiana-born judge whose parents emigrated from Mexico. It’s all the same to this president. A man who clearly wants to put his stamp on the government, Trump hasn’t even done his job when it comes to filling key government positions that require Senate confirmation. As of last week, Trump had failed to nominate anyone for 60% of 1,200 key positions he can fill to keep the government running smoothly. Trump has shown contempt for ethical strictures that have bound every president in recent memory. He has refused to release his tax returns, with the absurd excuse that it’s because he is under audit. He has refused to put his multibillion dollar business interests in a blind trust and peddles the fiction that putting them in the hands of his sons does the same thing. Not to mention calling white supremacists "very fine people," pardoning a lawless sheriff, firing a respected FBI director, and pushing the Justice Department to investigate his political foes. It is a shock that only six Democratic senators are calling for our unstable president to resign. The nation doesn’t seek nor expect perfect presidents, and some have certainly been deeply flawed. But a president who shows such disrespect for the truth, for ethics, for the basic duties of the job and for decency toward others fails at the very essence of what has always made America great. USA TODAY's editorial opinions are decided by its Editorial Board, separate from the news staff. Most editorials are coupled with an opposing view — a unique USA TODAY feature. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/12/12/trump-lows-ever-hit-rock-bottom-editorials-debates/945947001/
  5. Hopefully this turd circles the bowl forever.
  6. More than 1.1 million votes tallied so far. Jones takes the lead by 817 total votes.
  7. Seems there's more than plenty of votes to come in, in areas Jones is strong. It's going to be very close.
  8. I have a friend who lives in Alabama. She was born and raised in Utah. Her quote "Alabama makes Utah look like San Fransisco".
  9. Failed Suicide Bombing Attack In NYC Subway Passage

    Has to be one of the more clueless terrorists yet. You can get a worse burn from Samsung Galaxy phone.
  10. Trump describes an extremely bizarre trade negotiation What happens when you bring alternative facts to the negotiating table? Donald Trump had a rally Friday night in Florida and he decided to share a truly bizarre story of how he was negotiating NAFTA with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He lamented the $71-billion trade deficit with Mexico, then told the crowd that there's also a deficit with Canada. Here's the video: "I like the prime minister very much. Prime Minister Trudeau. Nice guy. Good guy. No, I like him. But we had a meeting... He said, 'No, no, you have a trade surplus.' I said, 'No we don't.' He said, 'No, no you have a trade surplus,"' Trump told the Florida crowd. "Trudeau said, 'How do you know?'. I said, 'Because we don't have a trade surplus with anybody!" "(Trudeau) said, 'I'm telling you that Canada has a deficit with the United States.' I told my people - in front of a lot of people - I said, 'Go out and check'." This is so bizarre. Trudeau must have been like, "we don't need to ask people to check. Let me bring it up on my phone. We'll go to the website of the United States Census Bureau and open the latest U.S International Trade in Goods and Services Report." Trump's people then come back in the room and are like, "yeah, Trudeau's right" Trump then goes onto insist to the crowd that those trade numbers don't include lumber and energy. In fact, they most certainly do. His claim that the US doesn't have a surplus 'with anybody' is also laughable. The US has a trade surplus with many countries including Brazil, the UK, Singapore and all of OPEC. So Trump is bringing alternative facts to trade negotiations now. How does that work? How did he get this far? http://www.forexlive.com/news/!/trump-himself-describes-an-extremely-bizarre-trade-negotiation-20171209 ************************************ How can you be involved in negotiations and not know your own numbers? Now you know why NAFTA negotiations have been going absolutely nowhere. What was once funny is now just sad.
  11. Best Athlete In the World?

    Kyle Wellwood
  12. The Everything Bitcoin Thread

    CBOE Bitcoin futures launch on Sunday. Seven things you need to know The Bitcoin market goes mainstream on Sunday with the launch of the first Bitcoin futures contract. Here are seven things you need to know: #1 - When it starts The CBOE launches it on Sunday at 5 pm Chicago time (2300 GMT). The CME product will start trading a week later. Both markets will be closed on the weekend, which creates a risk of massive gaps with Bitcoin often moving more than 20% in a day. #2 - The contract size Each CBOE contract is for one Bitcoin. That differs from the CME where it's 5 Bitcoin. The smaller CBOE contract size is attractive for smaller investors. The minimum movements are 0.01 points, which is equal to $10. #3 - Market orders are banned This is good and bad. It's bad because you can't just hit the 'sell' button and get out. It's good because you don't have to worry about slippage and that will minimize some of complaints, scaling and surprises. Another caveat is that all orders must be 'exposed' for 5 seconds, which is an effort to curb spoofing. #4 - It's cash settled No Bitcoin will change hand at the CBOE. It's a cash-settled market which means the buyer and seller essentially are on the hook for the difference between the sale price and the cash price. #5 - Price discovery This is the big one. The CME is using a price index of various exchanges for its pricing and settlement. For settlement at the CBOE, it will be based on auction price for Bitcoin at the 4 pm ET auction at the Gemini Exchange on settlement day. If that fails, there are contingencies, with the primary one being the Winklevoss Blended Bitcoin Index. #6 - Trading halts This could be a major factor if any trouble hits. Futures will be halted for 2 minutes on any move of 20% or more. They will be halted for 5 minutes if price moves exceed 20%. This is a major and perhaps killer advantage of the CME product, which can't trade more than 20% outside the open. #7 - Margin Initial margin will be 44% of the current daily settlement price and maintenance margin will be 40%; That's higher than the 35% at the CME. http://www.forexlive.com/news/!/cboe-bitcoin-futures-launch-on-sunday-what-you-need-to-know-20171209
  13. November non-farm payrolls +228K vs +195K expected Prior was 261K Estimates ranged from +150K to +260K Two-month net revision +3K Private payrolls 221K vs +195K expected Unemployment rate 4.1% vs 4.1% expected (remains at lowest since 2001) Participation rate 62.7% vs 62.7% prior Underemployment rate (U6) 8.0% vs 7.9% prior Wages data Average hourly earnings m/m 0.2% vs +0.3% expected Prior avg hourly earnings 0.0% (revised to -0.1%) Average hourly earnings y/y 2.5% vs +2.7% expected Prior average hourly earnings y/y 2.4% (revised to 2.3%) Average weekly hours 34.5 vs 34.4 exp It's all about the weak wages data, once again. The US dollar ticked lower on the headlines. It's another demonstration about how the headlines don't matter as much the wage growth (or lack thereof). http://www.forexlive.com/news/!/november-non-farm-payrolls-vs-195k-expected-20171208 ******************************************* The headline number looks good. However, when you're at full employment it's all about wage data. Are the jobs being produced good paying jobs or are they "McJobs"? The wage data missed on every single metric. The wage revisions are all to the downside. This is the same situation the previous administration was criticized for.
  14. MAGA = Mueller Ain't Going Away