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    If the disgusting and corrupt media simply had stopped covering Trump altogether, about six months ago, we wouldn't be in this mess now.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2016 edited
     
    "Manafort sells the unsellable product. If you have a dead horse and you need to sell it, you call him."

    ~ Alex Kovzhun

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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/16/donald-trump-campaign-paul-manafort-ukraine-yanukovich
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    Manafart appears to be the Murdoch of politics. And Ailes is assisting Drumpf.
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    From a BBC Olympics commentator

    "She clenches her fish"
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2016
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanFrom a BBC Olympics commentator

    "She clenches her fish"

    The state of those pools in Rio!
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2016
     
    Fish clenching makes the water turn green.
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    If in doubt, start believing your own bullshit.
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    You don't know what you've got till it's gone
    - Joni Mitchell
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2016
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2016 edited
     
    He has a point.
    1. The argument over who hacked some data just distracts from appreciating what it means
    2. Secrecy itself is an admission of guilt about something.
    3. The outrage when guilty secrets do get aired seems almost laughable hypocrisy.

    The Guardian's recent revelafions about Nauru illustrate some of this very well.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2016
     
    2. Secrecy itself is an admission of guilt about something.

    This is a rather extreme position.

    What is your opinion about privacy in general?

    Even governments have good reasons for secrecy; e.g. in their internal deliberations, and I doubt they could function well, or at all, without it.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2016 edited
     
    Posted By: oakThis is a rather extreme position.


    Yes it is but it's worth thinking about. Secrecy in negotiations serves the purpose of achieving an advantage over the other side. If the negotiations were to be based on a different premise: mutual advantage, then secrecy on either side is an impediment.

    We are trained to adversarial thinking. We won't progress much as a planet unless we can progress to a co-operative mind set.

    ETA Privacy is maybe a different matter. It concerns those things NOT germane to a particular negotiation which you choose not to broadcast, and why should you?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2016
     
    A thought: one area where it is very important to sort out who controls information is in intellectual property. The favoured way to deal with this is not secrecy - it is disclosure, via patents, trademarks, etc. There is often no benefit to secrecy in these matters because you can't use IP without making it public.

    I'm suggesting a similar model might be more widely employed if the idea of mutual benefit were adopted rather than individual advantage. This is of course contrary to the basic premises of capitalism-as-we-know-it (CAWKI).
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2016 edited
     
    “These sons of whores are destroying our children. I warn you, don’t go into that, even if you’re a policeman, because I will really kill you. If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."
    — Rodrigo Duterte, Speech to a crowd of around of around 500 people in a Manilla slum after being elected President of the Phillipines, June 2, 2016

    “Fuck you UN, you can’t even solve the Middle East carnage… couldn’t even lift a finger in Africa… shut up all of you.”
    — Rodrigo Duterte, Press conference after being elected President of the Phillipines, June 2, 2016

    "You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum. We will be wallowing in the mud like pigs if you do that to me."
    — Rodrigo Duterte, Comments directed at US President, Barack Obama during a press conference, September 5, 2016

    “I was separated from my wife. I’m not impotent. What am I supposed to do? Let this hang forever? When I take Viagra, it stands up.”
    — Rodrigo Duterte

    “They raped all of the women … There was this Australian lay minister … when they took them out … I saw her face and I thought, ‘Son of a bitch. What a pity … they raped her, they all lined up. I was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first.”
    — Rodrigo Duterte

    “None of my children are into illegal drugs. But my order is, even if it is a member of my family, ‘kill him.'”
    — Rodrigo Duterte

    "I don't give a shit about anybody observing my behaviour."
    — Rodrigo Duterte

    Making the Phillipines great again? Time for sonoboy to emigrate?
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    A man can only take just so much beauty
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    Only a loser is afraid to show his tax returns.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2016
     
    "Basket Of Deplorables"
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    Posted By: duncan torusYeah because the status quo is so fucking awesome.
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    Drumpf is Captain Deplorable.
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    "A lot of people are worried that Hillary Clinton isn't healthy enough to be president, and a lot of people are worried that Donald Trump is."
    - The Stephen Colbert show