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1 minute ago, Curmudgeon said:

What an amazing coincidence: Impeachment articles are sent to the Senate just as AP is reporting another caravan of Latino refugees massing and marching toward the southern border. I mean, what are the odds of another caravan deciding to form at such an ironic time? Almost like it's supposed to distract or something.....

 

Hundreds of people from Honduras have begun heading toward the U.S. border, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Coming from the city of San Pedro Sula, the effort by the migrants appears to mirror those who formed a caravan and reached the U.S. border in 2018, according to the AP. 

Some are hitching rides while hundreds are hiking in groups, waving flags, and shouting against President Juan Orlando Hernández as they head for the Guatemalan border.

"We aren't living here, we're just surviving," Elmer García, 26, a migrant from the town of Comayagua, told the AP. "So it doesn't make much difference if you die there or die here."

If the Trump Presidency is so terrible, why do people march 1000’s of miles, and take such risks to get to the US?  Is it just the lure of America?  

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13 minutes ago, Alflives said:

If the Trump Presidency is so terrible, why do people march 1000’s of miles, and take such risks to get to the US?  Is it just the lure of America?  

The US run by a terrible president is still objectively better than where many of those people are coming from. 

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17 minutes ago, Alflives said:

If the Trump Presidency is so terrible, why do people march 1000’s of miles, and take such risks to get to the US?  Is it just the lure of America?  

 

First world country questions. 
 

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Just now, thedestroyerofworlds said:

The US run by a terrible president is still objectively better than where many of those people are coming from. 

That’s true.  

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1 minute ago, Canorth said:

 

First world country questions. 
 

Why did families steal bread during the Great Depression? Why not just buy it? They were only risking jail.

Why don’t these people stay in Mexico though?  Is Mexico that bad too?  Don’t a lot of Canadians winter there?  

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7 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Why don’t these people stay in Mexico though?  Is Mexico that bad too?  Don’t a lot of Canadians winter there?  

Hey, Alf. For the past 20 years my wife and I have spent a lot of time travelling far and wide through Mexico, so take my thoughts as reflective of my direct experience.

These people don't stay in Mexico because Mexico has enough challenges on its own with trying to ensure a better standard of living for most of its rural population. Life in Mexico is about mostly hard working people working long hours for subsistence wages, and Mexican life is vibrant, but delicately balanced. To add more impoverished people to the population would benefit neither the Mexicans nor the migrants. They can starve to death as easily in Honduras as they can in Mexico, but America is the shining beacon that represents a kind of life never attainable in Honduras, Guatemala or for most people in Mexico. And so people, who have nothing to lose, push all their chips into the middle of the America table and hope for the best. I think it was Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata who said he would rather die on his feet that live on his knees. I think it is this powerful sentiment that drives people to try and enter the US, or die in the attempt because if they stay where they are, they will die anyway without every having had the opportunity to make a better life.

 

And yes, a lot of Canadians winter there, but every one of them has enough money to live very well while still maintaining a home in Canada for most of the year. We Canadians (1.92 million of us in 2017) contribute a lot to the Mexican economy. The refugees from other Latin American countries aren't as fortunate.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/lev-parnas-maddow-interview-trump-giuliani-ukraine-2020-1

 

Giuliani associate Lev Parnas threw Trump under the bus in a new interview, saying the president 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine the whole time

 

Haha Parnas really took that "I barely even know him" hard. He's spilling all sorts of beans. 

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1 hour ago, Duodenum said:

https://www.businessinsider.com/lev-parnas-maddow-interview-trump-giuliani-ukraine-2020-1

 

Giuliani associate Lev Parnas threw Trump under the bus in a new interview, saying the president 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine the whole time

 

Haha Parnas really took that "I barely even know him" hard. He's spilling all sorts of beans. 

 

that must be one big bus

 

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what is even more interesting

 

is that the ambassador was removed 

as a further quid pro quo

a precondition of sorts

in order to get cooperation of the former corrupt prosecutor (who's removal was achieved through pressure by joe biden)

who could not stand her

 

if she was removed

he was gonna provide some dirt on the bidens

which he was gonna provide to rudy through the new ambassador

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GAO says what the rest of us (at least, those who aren't blind Trump nut-huggers) knew all along....The WH broke the law:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/white-house-violated-the-law-by-freezing-ukraine-aid-gao-says/ar-BBZ1ubP?li=AAggNb9

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The White House budget office violated the law when it froze U.S. military aid to Ukraine, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report.

“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the GAO wrote in an eight-page report.

Several witnesses who testified before House impeachment investigators said President Donald Trump ordered the hold on the critical military assistance.

 

....not that this will matter to the spineless cowards that control the Senate....<_<

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1 hour ago, RUPERTKBD said:

GAO says what the rest of us (at least, those who aren't blind Trump nut-huggers) knew all along....The WH broke the law:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/white-house-violated-the-law-by-freezing-ukraine-aid-gao-says/ar-BBZ1ubP?li=AAggNb9

....not that this will matter to the spineless cowards that control the Senate....<_<

GAO has already been branded a liberal communist socialist fascist organization composed of Soros/Killary/Obama acolytes.

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Just now, Ronaldoescobar said:

GAO has already been branded a liberal communist socialist fascist organization composed of Soros/Killary/Obama acolytes.

True dat....

 

...wasn't everyone who works there appointed by Obama?

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1 hour ago, RUPERTKBD said:

True dat....

 

...wasn't everyone who works there appointed by Obama?

And on the payroll of Soros and most likely part owners of famous Rays pizza (not famous original Rays pizza just famous Rays) where Killary ran her child sex trafficking ring... Or not... ;)

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damn dems

they just can't quite get it right

left a lot of fodder for criticism in their final step to move impeachment into the senate

hard to disagree with what moscow mitch says

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09hdV5l-894
 

 

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Looks like Trump has hired Allen Dershowitz to represent him. 
 

Good news for all the the remaining Epstein and OJ lovers still out there!


 

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13 minutes ago, Canorth said:

Looks like Trump has hired Allen Dershowitz to represent him. 
 

Good news for all the the remaining Epstein and OJ lovers still out there!


 

And Starr.

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8 minutes ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

And Starr.

Yeah the guy that got the Epstein a sweatheart deal with the prosecution.

 

Ken Starr - a blowjob from an adult is an impeachment offense....but a pedo like Epstein deserved the light plea deal (avoided jail time the first time around).

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And the woman who dropped the case against the phony Trump University.

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Yet another compatriot of president Pinocchio is going to be living in the Crowbar Motel:

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/former-rep-chris-collins-sentenced-to-2-years-in-prison-for-insider-trading/ar-BBZ4W6V?li=AAggFp5

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Former Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) has been sentenced to more than two years in prison on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and lying to the FBI.

A federal judge on Friday rejected pleas for Collins to receive probation and sentenced him to 26 months in prison, according to multiplereports.

Collins, the first sitting member of Congress to endorse President Trump's White House bid and a top former ally of his in the House, was charged in August 2018 with securities fraud related to an Australian pharmaceutical company that counted him as one of its top shareholders.

The New York Republican resigned from office in September and later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit securities fraud and one count of making false statements.

Collins's fortunes on Capitol Hill first took a turn after he was overheard by reporters bragging about "how many millionaires I've made in Buffalo."

GOP lawmakers had told The Hill in 2017 that the New York Republican had boasted about how much money he had made for other members of Congress by alerting them to the pharmaceutical company Innate Immunotherapeutics, where he served on the board of directors and was the largest shareholder.

A congressional ethics investigation later found that he may have violated the law and House rules by sharing nonpublic information with investors.

Geoff Berman, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said following the indictment of Collins and his son that the congressman "acted as if the law didn't apply to him."

"The charges today demonstrate, once again, that no matter what the crime and no matter who committed it, we stand committed in the pursuit of justice without fear or favor," Berman said in 2018.

The scandal surrounded Innate's unsuccessful attempts to develop a drug to fight advanced multiple sclerosis. The company's CEO shared a test's failed results with board members and top executives, which Collins then shared with his son. Collins's son spread the results further and sold more than 1.3 million shares of Innate in U.S. markets ahead of the announcement of the drug's failure.

Collins's son pleaded guilty last October to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Prosecutors have recommended that he serve at least 37 months in prison, according to The Buffalo News.

 

Here's hoping that Trump goes to visit him sometime after November....

 

....for several years....

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