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  1. yes, allowing a president to use the office to blackmail allies into investigating political rivals is perfectly fine. nothing bad could ever come from that witch burning!!!! hahahahahaaaa get your silly posts quota in now, fellas. the tide is rising and thank god its going to wipe that shit dump off the beach
  2. thats why its so crucial that the bills start strong dont give cleveland a reason to be optimistic. if they get down early they know their entire season is on the brink. 2-7 is pretty much a death sentence for the playoffs. 3-6 is still doable, though unlikely, but a lot more possible than 2-7 if there was a game all season that the bills want to jump out to a lead its this one
  3. The impeachment inquiry has uncovered at least three examples of the quid pro quo between the Trump administration and Ukraine, where US military aid and a White House visit were used as leverage to secure an announcement that Ukraine was investigating President Donald Trump's rivals, according to documents and testimony from key witnesses. The question of whether there was a quid pro quo is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. Trump has been adamant that he did nothing wrong and tweeted at least 15 times since the inquiry began that there was no quid pro quo. Yet many Democrats have said from the start that they saw evidence of Trump attempting to trade US military assistance for political favors from Ukraine. Legal analysts and experts on the impeachment process have said the investigation doesn't actually need to find incontrovertible proof of a quid pro quo for the House to impeach Trump. Nevertheless, after a month of interviews with senior Trump administration officials, lawmakers have unearthed at least three examples of the quid pro quo. https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/06/politics/trump-ukraine-quid-pro-quo-three-examples/index.html there will be several more drippity drip drip
  4. its only you that allows that to exist in your mind. you could rid yourself of it permanently right now if you just willed yourself to. its a destructive imaginary construct that you keep alive, similar to blacks that want to pretend "the struggle" still exists because they are familiar with it just let it go. it doesnt serve you. in fact, YOU are serving IT thats ridiculous. they are two different things. males in general are too macho anyway, too undeveloped emotionally. the expression of gayness isnt going to turn men into sissies. but the practice necessary to achieve compassion and respect for lbgtz4vq will help males shed some of their over-macho beliefs and behavior
  5. it is the same situation as philly - fortunately not as realistic for the browns as they are further away from recovering, but they should at least enter the game fired up with a week of higher than normal practice intensity. they will fold faster than philly if they get down bc 3-6 is a lot further away from the playoffs than 3-4, but if we let cleveland think they can win the game early it will be a battle the whole way in fact, thats what i think happens. cleveland jumps out to an early lead, the bills struggle to catch up, and the browns hold on 24-21
  6. She said an early version of the quid pro quo was conveyed to the Ukrainians At this July 10 sit-down between Trump administration officials and Ukrainian officials, Hill said, Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland “blurted out” that there was an agreement: Ukraine’s president would get a meeting with President Donald Trump, if Ukraine agreed to launch certain investigations. Hill testified that National Security Adviser John Bolton reacted very badly to this — first ending the meeting, and later telling her, in rather colorful terms, to report it to the NSC’s lawyer, John Eisenberg. “He told me, and this is a direct quote,” Hill said, “‘You go and tell Eisenberg that I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and [acting White House Chief of Staff Mick] Mulvaney are cooking up on this.’” Her testimony on the events she did witness certainly gives the sense that she thought something was dreadfully amiss regarding Ukraine policy in the Trump administration. The meeting in question, on July 10, brought two of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s top advisers, Andrey Yermak and Oleksandr Danylyuk, to the White House, to meet with Bolton, Hill, and other officials from the NSC. The now-famous “Three Amigos” who had taken on a major role in directing Ukraine policy — Sondland, Special Representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry — also attended. At first, Hill said, the meeting was ordinary. The Ukrainians asked for advice on streamlining their own national security council. They also were pressing their demand for a White House meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — but Bolton was unwilling to commit to one yet. That, Hill says, is when Sondland “blurted out: Well, we have an agreement with the Chief of Staff for a meeting if these investigations in the energy sector start.” “We all kind of looked up and thought that was somewhat odd,” Hill testified, and Bolton “immediately stiffened and ended the meeting.” Sondland, however, asked both the Americans and the Ukrainians to move with him to another room, to discuss next steps. Bolton chose not to go. But he told Hill, in her recounting: “Go down to the Ward Room right now and find out what they’re talking about and come back and talk to me.” She did so, and she recounted what she’d heard to the impeachment investigators: “Ambassador Sondland, in front of the Ukrainians, as I came in, was talking about how he had an agreement with Chief of Staff Mulvaney for a meeting with the Ukrainians if they were going to go forward with investigations. And my director for Ukraine was looking completely alarmed.” Afterward, she said she reported back to Bolton, who told her: “You go and tell [NSC lawyer John] Eisenberg that I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up on this.” https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/8/20955523/fiona-hill-transcript-impeachment-testimony drip
  7. yes because bribing /blackmailing foreign countries to investigate our political rivals is something we should let our presidents do
  8. Why do you have such a problem with their freedom of expression? I mean just as a basis, they have a right to express themselves. If they want to do it in bizarre fashion show then I don't see why that's a problem It's only a problem if you make it one. It's like a self-inflicted wound when it happens
  9. Former national security adviser John Bolton is willing to defy the White House and testify in the House impeachment inquiry about his alarm at the Ukraine pressure campaign if a federal court clears the way, according to people familiar with his views. Bolton could be a powerful witness for Democrats: Top State Department and national security officials already have testified that he was deeply concerned about efforts by Trump and his allies to push Ukraine to open investigations into a political rival of the president’s while the Trump administration held up military aid to that country. The former national security adviser, who abruptly left his post in September, is expected to confirm those witnesses’ statements and describe his conversations with Trump, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing inquiry. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bolton-willing-to-defy-white-house-and-testify-if-court-clears-the-way-according-to-people-familiar-with-his-views/2019/11/07/dd72d73c-00aa-11ea-9518-1e76abc088b6_story.html BIG drip
  10. 1. so unfair what the fans did to whitner here. he had a long, good (not great) career yet we ran him out of town bc of where he was drafted d. for the most part, i dont think opie and bean do that. sure, opie essentially hired bean (weird but true), and im sure there are some friends they hired, but theyve gone and got coaches that they knew were good but had no previous connection to. jmo
  11. i guess you gotta be able to compute 2+2 to be able to understand whats going on here @RudyGiuliani The investigation I conducted concerning 2016 Ukrainian collusion and corruption, was done solely as a defense attorney to defend my client against false charges, that kept changing as one after another were disproven. 3:43 PM - Nov 6, 2019 what is the general issue of contention? that trump used the power of the presidency to bribe/blackmail a foreign entity to investigate a political rival and manipulate the election - a massively dangerous activity that is a federal crime for good reason what did rudi do? he used the resources and power of the presidency (as his acting council) to personally travel to ukraine and conduct his own investigation - trying to find dirt on the bidens and ways to excuse the behavior of his client, while continuing to threaten and pressure a foreign gubmint to investigate a political rival from the article: "For a personal attorney to use congressionally approved aid to advance a president's personal interests over national interests is unconscionable. If Trump signed off on that, then yes, it's clearly an impeachable abuse of power that proves he's willing to illicitly interfere with the 2020 election." 2+2. i realize maff is hard for magats but read slowly and concentrate
  12. After the White House released the transcript of the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump had a defense. He could argue that his mention of the $400 million aid package for Ukraine, and his suggestion that Ukraine investigate Joe and Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings, did not make the former contingent on the latter. But Ambassador William Taylor's opening statement to the impeachment proceedings indicated that the aid was indeed being made conditional upon the announcement of an investigation. And so Trump's best defense at that point was that they were only linked insofar as Trump cared about investigating Ukrainian corruption, including Biden. Then, after the House Intelligence Committee released Ambassador Gordon Sondland's addendum to his testimony yesterday, Trump's best defense was to claim that Sondland went rogue when he specifically demanded a "statement" committing to a Biden investigation rather than just an investigation. At every point, the core argument Trump has needed to make is that presidents initiate quid pro quos all the time, not for their personal political interests, but for that of the people they're elected to serve. But Rudy Giuliani might have just blown up whatever remains of that defense. Here, the president's personal attorney has conceded that he used formal diplomatic channels and the powers of the Oval Office to prioritize Trump's personal gain over that of the people. Trump's only option at this point is to throw Giuliani and his back-channel under the bus. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/giuliani-ukraine-quid-pro-quo-intended-to-benefit-trump-personally drip
  13. yes you can see on articles posted where the op had to put line spaces in to separate paragraphs because the line spacing is different from the ones that put in a half-space by default. it hasnt been consistent - some copied lines get the half-space and some dont we didnt have these half-space lines at the old range so i dont think it would be any trouble for ppl to get used to it again
  14. First of all, I never mentioned Josh Allen. Please don't add stuff to what I say as if I said them Secondly, just wait. It always happens. 100% of the time. Never in the history of the modern NFL has a quarterback who relied heavily on running ever been able to maintain that as a consistent weapon Never. Not once. Zero Plenty of guys have selectively used running at Key moments or when it was wide open, but when running is about 15% of your passing yards then you are running too much and putting yourself in too much Danger. It is absolutely inevitable that you will get hurt and you will no longer have the ability to run like you used to, forcing you to change the basis of your entire success up to that point That's when most of these running quarterbacks fail. Michael Vick. Steve Young. RG3. The list goes on and on and on. Their running ability takes the league by storm for 2 to 3 years, then bam comes the eventual injury, and that's it for them being a consistent threat running. Then they try to convert to a passing quarterback, but that most usually fails
  15. funny how we go thru this every few years and never learn the pattern always repeats itself some running qb comes out and is winning games left and right. his ability to avoid the rush gives his a higher than natural compl% bc hes hitting outlets and free running receivers but we know from all of football history, its not a question of if this qb will get a leg injury limiting their mobility, its when. sooner or later somebody is going to roll up on his leg, a tackle twists his ankle, a side shot blows out a knee. the more often they run, the high probability each game has of taking that away and forcing them to play from the pocket balt is letting his run all over the place. its surely a dangerous strategy. i prefer what opie is doing and lowering allens run percentage and making his play quarterback more traditionally
  16. that number will come down when we convince blacks to abandon "the struggle" that mostly doesnt exist anymore, and to team up with whites to drive the gangstaholic infection as far to the fringe of blackness as we can think about it: tens if not hundreds of blacks die every single weekend in america, yet we pretend like it isnt happening. no attention to it except one blurb in the news that somebody died of a shooting. they dont identify the race of the dead person. they usually dont say it was gangsta related (gang related). theres almost no acknowledgement of this huge number of gun carrying, ultra-violent, thieving, just waiting for you to look at them wrong so they can use that illegal pistol burning a hole in their pocket if we can get blacks and enabling whites to STOP seeking retribution against past whitey sins, get them to abandon their 'blacks over brotherhood' mentality, stop the unfair broadbrushing and one-sided reporting on police, then going after the appalling slaughter of blacks every fucking week for decades now would be relatively easy. its all this other bullshit we have to deal with that prevents us from even acknowledging that blackness has an infection inside it that needs to be excised with agape love and aggressive action
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